Special Issue "Sustainable Livestock Production"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: sustainability of livestock production systems; organic farming; consumer studies
To satisfy the three pillars of sustainable production (planet, people, profit), the livestock sector faces many challenges, including the reduction of GHG emissions and land use and animal competition with regard to human nutrition, food safety, improving and safeguarding the biodiversity and welfare of farmed species, improvement of the social and economic conditions of the farmers, and the preservation of ecosystems and cultural landscapes.
Thus, this Special Issue welcomes papers covering the many diverse areas implicated in improving the sustainability of livestock production. Particular relevance will be given to mitigation strategies of enteric and manure emissions involving precision feeding, feed digestibility, pasture quality, breeding for reduced emissions, rumen microbiome selection, and anaerobic digestion of manure. Related topics, such as waste recycling, organic farming, animal robustness, social sustainability and ecosystem services, consumers’ willingness to pay for labeled eco- and welfare-friendly animal products, will be also covered. Papers selected for this Special Issue will be subjected to a rigorous peer review procedure, with the aim of rapid and wide dissemination of research results, developments, and applications.
Prof. Dr. Ada Braghieri
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.
- sustainable livestock production
- mitigation strategies
- precision feeding
- consumers’ willingness to pay
- ecosystem services
- animal welfare
- enteric emissions
- life cycle assessment
- land use
- water consumption
- food safety