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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



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)


  • Research

  • Clothing

    • Wool, other fibers, leather

  • Biological products

    • Biochemicals, tissues, more


What are our responsibilities toward animals
What are OUR Responsibilities toward Animals?

  • Animal Welfare

  • Animal Rights


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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