Recent Trends In Livestock Innovative Technologies

Application of Biotechnology to Livestock Feed Improvement

Author(s): Irfan Ahmed*, Zahid Kamran, Muhammad Yousaf, Ahmad Kamran Khan and Shahzad Munir

Pp: 101-115 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815165074123070010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Feed and nutrition play a crucial role in the quality and quantity of livestock production, both ruminants and non-ruminants. As a result, the supply of feedstuff resources has not met the needs of animal populations, which might lead to decreased performance, poorer health, increased erosion, and overgrazing, which would increase the number of livestock animals. To meet animal protein requirements, feed availability with a low price containing high quality is a big challenge for nutritionists in the future quality. Conventional methods were used to increase livestock improvements, including livestock diseases, management, nutrition, genetics and breeding that resulted in enhancing livestock production. Currently, these methods are no longer sustainable; modern techniques, especially biotechnology, are required for optimum productivity. Utilizing natural and organic resources, for controlling food-borne diseases, modern biotechnology techniques are needed to implement the bitterness of the livestock population, increasing food safety and reducing poverty for livestock farmers. Due to advances in livestock nutrition, there has been a focus on enhancing livestock requirements, to understand the demand and availability of the ingredients, and composition and formulating cost-effective diets with optimum nutrient availability. 

Keywords: Essential oils, Livestock, Nutritive, Ruminants.

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