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Lecture 5

ANSC 101 Lecture 5: Lecture 5 for Exam 3
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Animal Science
Course Code
ANSC 101
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Kasey Moyes

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Modern Animal Agriculture  High quality protein food for humans  Food readily available o Relatively low cost to consumer  Food costs decreased to near 10% of budget  Health costs risen to near 20% of budget o More discretionary funds/stimulates economy  Many fewer hours of labor/unit of food today  Converts forage from marginal land and many industry by-products into human food  But while modern animal agriculture has solved the initial problem of food availability, it has also brought about concerns about the costs to the animals, i.e. welfare Animal Welfare  A social and political movement with organizations and persons possessing a range of motivations, ideologies, and agendas  The well-being of an individual animal Welfare of Food Animals  Modern animal agriculture (terms) o Factory farming o Intensive confinement animal agriculture o Industrial livestock production o Concentrated animal feeding operations  Large scale operations o Thousands of animals o High technology & less labor  Mechanical, chemical, & b
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