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Alfredo J. Escribano
PhD in Animal Production
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PhD in Animal Production
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1. IntroductionThe livestock sector is established today as a key element in the food system, since it has to meet consumers’ increasing demands for animal products while complying with sustainable production principles (animal welfare, equity, food safety, healthiness, and environmental protection). All this, under a context of Climate Change that will strongly impact some areas, such as dr ...
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1. Introduction1.1.  Arguments Scheme of the PaperIn Figure 1 a graphical abstract is provided in order to facilitate the understanding of the article and its storyline.1.2. The Global Context: Producing Sustainably in the Face of an Increasing Demand for Animal Protein and the Risk of Food InsecurityThe livestock sector is and will be in the spotlight, as it must satisfy the growing glo ...
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(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable Agriculture–Beyond Organic Farming)1. IntroductionOrganic livestock production has increased substantially in recent years in order to both increase farmers’ income (trough agricultural subsidies and higher sale prices) and reduce farms’ environmental impact. Moreover, the potential role of organic production in the soci ...
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Organic farming--either crops or animal is basically not a feasible way for farmers with limited access to capital or inputs to operate. The ability to get "organic certified" inputs in remote or primitive systems is economically impossible and the ability to source the inputs is unfeasible. Producers with limited resources must proceed in a way that allows them to maximize the resources available ...
Discussion created on March 29, 2019
Recently, Schäfers et al. (2017) published his study determining the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and vitamin E as well as their interaction on biochemical and hematological variables and on leukocyte populations and their functionality. They assigned 59 German Holstein cows between the 2nd and 9th lactation to 4 dietary groups in a 2 × 2 factorial design with the factors CLA and vi ...
Participation in Forum on January 3, 2019
A Ashraf thanks for the comment. What is sure is that in organic farming, animal nutrition is even more important than in conventional systems so that the use of feed additives is more needed and then legislation should be modified. If not, the launch of food miles and other kind of "sustainability" brands will have more sense than organic if we want to produce more sustainably. Sometimes organic ...
Participation in Forum on December 18, 2018
Dave Albin, Ph.D. thanks for the comment. We consider the points you mentioned in our calculations of digestibility and energies. It has been already described. We even considered the fatty acids reaching the intestine, unlike the fatty acid profile of the fat supplement, which can be is slightly different due to biohydrogenation.
Participation in Forum on December 14, 2018
Arnulf Tröscher of course, and bypass fats use is during lactation. No fight against them under this approach then
Participation in Forum on December 14, 2018
Arnulf Tröscher cis C18:2 / CLA in intestine yes, but take care with free CLA in rumen (rumen efficiency, trans-10 & Milk Fat Depression)
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