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Seasonal and low forage availability and quality, shrinking of grassland area, and poor grassland management are the main causes of low soil fertility and animal production in tropical grasslands. One sustainable way to overcome the problems is through establishment of grass-legume intercropping in ...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 021, pp 1-9

Animal welfare is a multidimensional phenomenon and currently its on-farm assessment requires complex, multidimensional frameworks involving farm audits which are time-consuming, infrequent and expensive. The core principle of precision agriculture is to use sensor technologies to improve the...

Author(s)
Erp-van der Kooij, E. van; Rutter, S. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 051, pp 1-10

Livestock are a crucial source of food, employment, and income for much of East Africa's rural population. The sector contributes substantially to export revenues, national GDPs, and thus the region's broader socioeconomic development. Livestock production and related value chains, can be the...

Author(s)
Opio, P.; Makkar, H. P. S.; Tibbo, M.; Ahmed, S.; Sebsibe, A.; Osman, A. M.; Olesambu, E.; Ferrand, C.; Munyua, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 044, pp 1-16

This paper reviewed the existing and potential blockchain applications of this technology, which are to trade the agricultural wastes including animal wastes, energy, and byproducts among the farmers and entrepreneurs to generate wealth; to manage the animal product supply chains such as dairy...

Author(s)
Makkar, H. P. S.; Costa, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 035, pp 1-8

Infrequent supplementation (IS; i.e., feeding supplement to animals at frequency less than daily) as opposed to frequent (i.e., daily) could be used as a management tool to improve economic returns of extensive beef production systems by reducing costs associated with the delivery of supplement to...

Author(s)
Al-Marashdeh, O.; Edwards, G. R.; Gregorini, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 034, pp 1-13

Lameness is a major production disease affecting animal welfare and profitability. Although lameness is a prevalent condition in livestock production systems, its identification can be unreliable due to lack of individual animal observation for gait and posture abnormalities and standard evaluation ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. A. C.; Taheri, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 031, pp 1-12

The low availability and quality of forage during the dry season are the main problems faced by livestock keepers in the tropics and subtropics. One way to alleviate the problems is through the utilization of banana wastes (pseudo-stem, leaf and fruit peel) as feed for ruminants. To generate...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 044, pp 1-6

Farm animal welfare has become an increasing area of consumer and customer interest globally and this has resulted in dramatic changes related to on-farm accountability. Some markets are demanding an on-farm, transparent and accountable animal welfare programme. Knowing what key elements are...

Author(s)
Johnson, A. K.; Colpoys, J. D.; Garcia, A.; Jass, C.; Millman, S. T.; Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Rademacher, C. J.; Weimer, S. L.; Azarpajouh, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 037, pp 1-8

Pigs are prandial feeders and drinkers. Focus has been directed to pig nutritional needs that include micro- and macro-nutrients, mineral and vitamin requirements and feed particle size. Water is the most important nutrient for pigs without which pigs will only survive for a short time....

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Garcia, A.; Jackson, C.; Karriker, L.; Ramirez, A.; Johnson, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 048, pp 1-17

Domestic animals under close confinement conditions frequently display abnormal behaviour, particularly if they are unable to escape from, or adapt to this situation. With the increased interest in domestic farm animal welfare from both the political and societal agendas, environmental enrichment...

Author(s)
Orihuela, A.; Mota-Rojas, D.; Velarde, A.; Strappini-Asteggiano, A.; Vega, L. T. de la; Borderas-Tordesillas, F.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 059, pp 1-25

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