Perspectives for livestock on grazinglands

  • Wolfang Pittroff Ruminant Systems Laboratory, UC Davis, USA
  • T. C. Cartwright Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.
  • M. M. Kothmann Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.


There is growing concern about the negative environmental impact of livestock production. Recent studies funded by major donor institutions indicate a dramatic increase in demand for livestock products in the future, suggesting that the development potential of intensive livestock systems will be commensurate with the expected demand increases, with no negative consequences for food security of the poor and the environment. However, an analysis of technology options, current research policies in livestock production science and resource monitoring and protection technology supports the conclusion that output increases required to meet expected livestock product demand increases are unlikely to be achieved without negative environmental effects. If research and development policies are not adjusted, either environmental conservation or food security of the poor may be affected.


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Pittroff, Wolfang, T. C. Cartwright, and M. M. Kothmann. 2005. “Perspectives for Livestock on Grazinglands”. Latin American Archives of Animal Production 10 (2).
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