Sustainable Livestock Production

Sustainable Livestock Production

by R. M. Acharya, Puneet Kumar
  • ISBN: 9789381226537
  • Binding: Hardbound
  • Year: 2013
  • Language: ENGLISH
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This book is a critical analysis of the programs till now on all aspects of Animal Husbandry in India starting from the evolution of different livestock species, their domestication and improvement through selection and management to evolve the breeds a s they exist and function for the best benefit of their keepers and the nation. Livestock keeper is the master and must be considered as honored client by the professionals engaged in research and education, transfer of technology. The R&D in livestock should aim at improvement of production and productivity to an optimum level given the necessary conditions of production viz. (i) nutrition, (ii) disease situation, its control and eradication measures, (iii) processing and marketing, infrastructure available and (iv) social, economic and cultural aspects of livestock keepers and consumers and their considerations in formulation of livestock improvement programs.

The book would be of great use to under-graduate, post-graduate students, teachers and scientists in Animal Science, Dairy Science and Veterinary Science as it critically analyze the present situation of livestock research, education and extension and the future programs for sustainable livestock production.

Dr. R.M. Acharya, Former Deputy Director Generals (AS) Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi-11012;

Dr. Puneet Kumar, Principal Scientist, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar-243122 (U.P.)

  • Historical Developments of Animal Husbandry in India
  • Review of Livestock Development Programmes up to 9th Five Year Plan
  • Livestock Sector, Contribution to Food, Employment and Incomes
  • State of Livestock and Poultry Genetic Resources, Need for their Identification, Description, Evaluation, Sustainable Management, Conservation/Preservation
  • State of Genetic Improvement of Livestock and Poultry Species
  • State of Livestock Feed Resources - their Evaluation, Conservation, Improvement and Utilization
  • State of Livestock Diseases, Control and Eradication Measures
  • State of Livestock Products - Indigenous Dairy Products
  • State of Livestock Products - Meat
  • State of Livestock Products - Fibre and Meat from Small Ruminants
  • Recent Public Investment in Livestock Sector Development
  • Inputs and Services Provided for Livestock Development
  • Future Livestock Development Strategies
  • Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering in Animal Health and Production
  • Economic Considerations in Cattle Production in India (DAP/Milk or both)
  • Critical Analysis of Current Livestock Development Programmes
  • State of Veterinary, Animal Science and Dairy Education
  • State of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension
  • The Agricultural - Rural Paradox, the Relative Role of Crop Production and Livestock Production in Rural Economy
  • Role of Livestock in Ecological and Environmental Degradation and Global Warming - World and Indian Experience
  • Critical Analysis of the Present Situation of Livestock Research, Education, Extension Education and the Future
  • Further Reading