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Title: Evolution of livestock production and quality of animal products
Authors: Nardone, Alessandro
Keywords: Animal products;Evolution;Production;Consumption;Quality
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Brazilian Society of Animal Science
Source: Nardone, A. 2002. Evolution of livestock production and quality of animal products. In: Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Brazilian Society of Animal Science (Brazil, 29th July -2nd August). pp. 486-513
The evolution of livestock production is analysed on its historical perspective and forecasted
up to year 2020. Livestock production needs at year 2020 and the amount of required animal
populations are estimated on the basis of the trend of the period 1971-1999 relative to human
population, consumption, and animal efficiency index. At word level, the deficit between production
and needs is remarkable (42 million tons of meat, 40 million tons of milk and 5 million tons of eggs).
People will eat mainly monogastric meat (about 73% of all meat), the increase in consumption of
ruminant meat will be limited. The raise of animal population will be noticeable; an intensification of
production will occur affecting quality of animal products and sustainability of production systems.
Production policy will be necessary for bala ncing needs and products. The quality of products is
considered, and the tools suitable for getting control over quality and safety of animal products, such
as quality assurance programs, are analysed. Relationships between meat and milk characteristics and
human health, and possible intervention to adjust meat and milk to a right human diet and consumer
requirements, are reviewed.
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