Special Issue "Nutrition Impact on Production and Reproduction in Livestock"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Farm Animal Production".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 5 July 2024 | Viewed by 109

Special Issue Editors

Departamento Acadêmico de Ciências Agrárias, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná, Pato Branco 85503-390, Brazil
Interests: dairy nutrition; dairy physiology; silage conservation
Dr. Tiago Antonio Del Valle
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Guest Editor
Department of Animal Science, Federal University of Santa Maria, Santa Maria 97105-900, Brazil
Interests: ruminant nutrition; silage conservation; statistical analysis
Beef Cattle Research Center, Institute of Animal Science, Sertãozinho 14160-970, Brazil
Interests: dairy nutrition; beef nutrition; in vitro rumen fermentation assays; ruminant enteric methane emissions; ruminant physiology/health

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In modern agriculture, it is crucial to comprehend how nutrition affects the production and reproduction of livestock. Nutrition is a critical factor in guaranteeing the quality and quantity of animal products as well as the overall sustainability of livestock operations. It is critical to understand how livestock's nutritional state affects both their production and ability to reproduce. In order to satisfy the growing demand from consumers for high-quality animal products, it is crucial to have a thorough understanding of how to optimize nutrition for livestock.

Exploring the complex relationship between diet and animal production and reproduction is the focus of this Special Issue. It digs into the creation and evaluation of dietary plans intended to boost reproduction effectiveness, increase livestock performance, and guarantee the production of high-quality animal products. A wide variety of livestock species, including cattle, poultry, swine, and more, will be covered in the contributions to this Special Issue, which will also draw on multidisciplinary research from disciplines including animal science, veterinary medicine, and nutritional science.

This Special Issue's research articles will provide useful insights into the most recent developments in livestock nutrition; feeding methods; and their effects on animal health, production, and reproduction. We want original research, viewpoints, and reviews to encourage a thorough conversation on this important subject.

In conclusion, this Special Issue will highlight the impact of nutrition on both quantity and quality within the agricultural sector, clarifying the critical role it plays in determining the future of livestock production. It is our goal to solve urgent issues and realize promising prospects in enhancing animal nutrition through interdisciplinary cooperation and creative research.

Dr. Caio Seiti Takiya
Dr. Tiago Antonio Del Valle
Dr. Thiago Henrique Da Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • feed efficiency
  • feed additives
  • fertility
  • energy metabolism
  • protein metabolism
  • vitamins
  • minerals
  • organic minerals
  • average daily gain
  • muscle growth
  • fetal programming
  • alternative feeds

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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