Wastes to profit: a circular economy approach to value-addition in livestock industries

  title={Wastes to profit: a circular economy approach to value-addition in livestock industries},
  author={Jerome A. Ramirez and Bernadette K. McCabe and Paul D. Jensen and Robert E. Speight and Mark D. Harrison and Lisa van den Berg and Ian M. O’Hara},
  journal={Animal Production Science},
The livestock sector is a fundamental part of the modern global economy and provides food, clothing, furnishings, and various other products. So as to ensure its resilience to changes in consumer expectations, cost of production, and environmental sustainability, the sector must shift to a circular economy model. Current strategies to recover value from wastes and low-value co-products from livestock industries yield limited value; hence, new technologies are required to upgrade wastes and co… Expand


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