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Intro – 101. Global Trends in Animal Product Consumption. What is the trend in a country going from undeveloped to developed? Is that a good trend?. Changes in Farm # & Size. What are the trends? What are the reasons for the trends? Will they continue? Is that a good thing?

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global trends in animal product consumption
Global Trends in Animal Product Consumption
  • What is the trend in a country going from undeveloped to developed?
  • Is that a good trend?
changes in farm size
Changes in Farm # & Size
  • What are the trends?
  • What are the reasons for the trends?
  • Will they continue?
  • Is that a good thing?
  • Is it likely to change?
  • Is there much we can do about it?
us land resources
US Land Resources
  • What about the contentions by some that we shouldn’t use animal agriculture because feeding animals steals food from feeding people?
        • Go to Land Use.ppt
food from animals
FOOD from ANIMALS
  • What about other arguments for NOT EATING ANIMALS?
    • One is that animals are not efficient, and eating animals is depriving some people of food.
    • Let’s examine that in more detail
how much corn do you like to eat
HOW MUCH CORN do you like to eat?
  • Meat is preferred to lots of corn, and
  • Meat is nutritious compared to corn
    • Consider the following
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The Human reqmt for Lysine is 0.80 g/d
  • Corn has 0.26% lysine
    • 0.8/.0026=308 g = 2/3 lb
  • Beef has 8.6% lysine
    • 0.8/.086=9.3 g = 1/50 lb
for 50 students
For 50 students
  • 308 g X 50 = 15,400 g ~ 34 lbs corn
    • 60% of a bushel
  • Vs 9.3 X 50 = 465 g ~ 1 lb
    • 4 quarter pounders
why are american farmers so productive
Why are American Farmers so Productive?
  • Economic system
  • Land and climatic conditions
  • Educational systems
  • Specialized agribusiness
animal agriculture the role of animals
Animal AgricultureThe Role of Animals
  • Food
    • What are the benefits? Problems?
  • Soil conservation and enhancement
  • Stabilizer of food economy
  • Companion animals and pleasure
  • OTHERS (enumerate)
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Research
  • Clothing
    • Wool, other fibers, leather
  • Biological products
    • Biochemicals, tissues, more
where are the animal enterprises in the us
Where are the animal enterprises in the US
  • And where does Indiana fit in
  • And what changes have occurred and are occurring
        • Move to STATISTICS.PPT
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