Special Issue "Livestock Farm and Agribusiness Management"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Economics, Policies and Rural Management".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2021.
Livestock agriculture, including bovine, ovine, equine, caprine, porcine, and poultry species, generated approximately $USD2.1 trillion in production value in 2016.
Livestock production produces food, generates income, and or is a source of wealth for peoples of different nations, socio-economic status, and cultures.
The management of livestock production systems has faced numerous challenges, environmental, economic, and social, to ensure that the systems are sustainable while still fulfilling their purpose of the provision of services to society.
For these reasons, it is necessary to improve knowledge and skills to ensure livestock agriculture can continue to provide benefits to society, but within the new paradigm of environmental, social, and economic sustainability.
This Special Issue will focus on the challenges facing managers of livestock production agribusinesses, from the large commercial scale down to the small scale, including subsistence production systems, and how these challenges can be overcome with changes to management through technology, practices, or skills. The application of these will lead to more productive, environmentally friendly, and economically and socially sustainable production systems and to improve the quality and safety of products from these systems.
Research on livestock production systems and agribusinesses that addresses the challenges of managing these systems is welcome. The Special Topic issue is not limited by species or geography, studies submitted can cover any livestock species, including but not limited to beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, equine, or poultry. Research that reports feeding trials only, without a broader scope will not be considered for the Special Issue.
Dr. Peter Tozer
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Livestock management
- Livestock systems
- Social Environmental