Technology for Environmentally Friendly Livestock Production


Available for Pre-order. Due January 2023.
Technology for Environmentally Friendly Livestock Production Editor: Thomas Bartzanas Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Springer International Publishing AG
Illustrations and other contents: Approx. 320 p. Language: English ISBN: 9783031197291 Categories: , , ,

This volume compiles state-of-the-art scientific knowledge on the technologies that are used to quantify and reduce the environmental impact of livestock production in the cattle, pig and poultry industries. It makes a serious statement about how such technology can contribute to the sustainability of the livestock industry in the future. As the global livestock sector is growing, modern farm animal production is increasingly regarded as a source of solid, liquid, gaseous and dust emissions, which can be both nuisance and environmentally harmful. In light of hardening regulations and social pressure, there is increasing interest in scientific research on air pollution and emissions from livestock operations. The present chapters focus on methodology improvement, harmonization of measurements, and modeling aspects. Key aspects, such as renewable energy sources, nutritional approaches to reduce enteric methane emissions, technical options for manure management, and the use of sensors, are covered. By sharing good practices, this book is a valuable reference for a diverse readership. Experts across the veterinary and animal sciences, agricultural engineering, the food industry and sustainability research will benefit from the findings.

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Author Biography

Thomas Bartzanas is Associate Professor at the Agricultural University of Athens and Director of the Lab of Farm Structures. His teaching and research interests focus on the development and application of smart technologies in controlled environment production systems, the sustainable use of natural resources and the assessment of the environmental impact throughout the agricultural production chain. Thomas serves as vice-chair in the Section II "Structures & Environment" Committee of CIGR, and as an expert member of the Scientific Council of the European Union, in the Directorate for Research and Innovation for open access to research results in the field of "Agricultural Sciences". He is Chair of the Hellenic Union of Agricultural Engineers of Greece and CEO and Chairman of the Board of the smart farming Competence Center (SmartAgroHub S.A) in Greece.