“INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ANIMAL PRODUCTION" - PRESENTING SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES FOR EFFICIENT AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY ANIMAL FARMING

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SHANMUGAM BHASHA
Vivek Chintada
A Govardhan Naik
Singamala Hari Prasad
Cherukuri Samson Raju
Shanmugam Bhasha

Keywords

Animal production, Livestock Farming, Resource management, Innovative strategies

Abstract

This comprehensive review focuses on the urgent need for innovative strategies in sustainable animal production that not only consider environmental impact but also ensure long-term resilience. The challenges and opportunities in achieving sustainability are explored, emphasizing the crucial role of technology and innovation. Specific attention is given to precision livestock farming, discussing advancements and applications that optimize animal welfare and resource management. Additionally, alternative feed sources are evaluated as novel approaches for sustainable animal nutrition, addressing the pressing concern of reducing reliance on traditional feed methods. Genetic improvement through breeding strategies is examined in detail, highlighting the importance of resilient and productive livestock for sustainable production systems.


Efficient resource management is a critical aspect of sustainable animal production, as it can contribute to both environmental conservation and cost-effectiveness. This review delves into various resource conservation techniques and efficiency-enhancing practices that promote sustainable animal production systems. Moreover, the growing issue of waste management is tackled, proposing eco-friendly solutions that minimize environmental impact and maximize resource utilization. Another crucial component of sustainable animal production is proactive animal health management, focusing on preventive measures and the development of novel interventions. The review discusses the potential of advanced diagnostics, precision medicine, and vaccinations in minimizing disease outbreaks and optimizing animal health.


Furthermore, the integration of social and economic factors is emphasized, highlighting the need for multidimensional approaches to achieve sustainability and resilience in animal production systems. The importance of stakeholder engagement, policy support, and market incentives is elucidated to drive the adoption of innovative strategies. The review presents several successful case studies that effectively implemented innovative approaches in sustainable animal production, demonstrating the feasibility and benefits of such strategies. Finally, future directions for the sector are proposed, urging continuous advancements and collaborations to ensure a sustainable and resilient animal production system that fulfills global food demands while minimizing environmental impact.

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