Livestock waste and its impact on the environment

Livestock waste and its impact on the environment


  • Journal title: Scientific Journal of Review
  • ISSN: 2322-2433 (online)
  • Publisher: Sjournals
  • Country of publisher: iran, islamic republic of
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2017/Feb/19

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics
  • Publisher's keywords: live stock, health, water, air, soil, management
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF


    I.P. Ogbuewu, V.U. Odoemenam, A.A. Omede, C.S. Durunna, O.O. Emenalom, M.C. Uchegbu, I.C. Okoli, M.U. Iloeje



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Livestock industries produce meat, milk and egg, and also generate large volumes of wastes that could be harmful to the environment if not well managed. The demand for animal products is driven by increasing per capital incomes, urbanization, changing lifestyles as well as rapid population growth. These increases in demand for animal products are expected to continue in the years to come. Livestock keepers on the quest of optimizing the benefit of the ever increasing demand for their products have resorted in the production and accumulation of large volumes of wastes. However, the disposal of these wastes continues to be a challenge from the standpoints of cost, environmental safety, and biosecurity. The question remains how would these livestock wastes be managed without detrimental effects on food security, natural resources and health? This review was necessitated in an attempt to answer these questions.

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