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Bridging Gaps in the Agricultural Phosphorus Cycle from an Animal Husbandry Perspective - The Case of Pigs and Poultry

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  • Michael Oster, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Tyskland
  • Henry Reyer, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Tyskland
  • Elizabeth Ball, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Storbritannien
  • Dario Fonara, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Storbritannien
  • John McKillen, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Storbritannien
  • Kristina Ulrich Sørensen
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  • Hanne Damgaard Poulsen
  • Kim Andersson, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden, Sverige
  • Daniel Ddiba, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden, Sverige
  • Arno Rosemarin, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden, Sverige
  • Linda Arata, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italien
  • Paolo Sckokai, Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italien
  • Elizabeth Magowan, Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Storbritannien
  • Klaus Wimmers, Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, Tyskland
Since phosphorus (P) is an essential element for life, its usage and application across agricultural production systems requires great attention. Monogastric species such as pigs and poultry can significantly contribute to global food security but these animals remain highly dependent on the supply of mineral inorganic P in their feeds. Pig and poultry, which represent 70% of the global meat production, are also major P excretors and thus represent important sources of environmental P inputs. Balancing the P cycle within farming systems is crucial to achieve P sustainable and resilient livestock production. Therefore, the interconnection of animal feed, livestock farming, manure, and soil/aquatic ecosystems requires multidisciplinary approaches to improve P management. With regard to a sustainable agricultural P cycle, this study addresses aspects of feeding strategies and animal physiology (e.g., phase feeding, P conditioning, liquid feeding, phytase supplementation, genetics), soil agroecosystems (e.g., P cycling, P losses, P gains), reuse and recycling (e.g., manure, slaughter waste), measures of farmers’ economic performance (e.g., bio-economic models), and P governance/policy instruments (e.g., P quota, P tax). To reconcile the economic and ecological sustainability of animal husbandry, the strategic objective of future research will be to provide solutions for a sufficient supply of high-quality animal products from resource-efficient and economically competitive agro-systems which are valued by society and preserve soil and aquatic ecosystems.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftSustainability
Vol/bind10
Nummer6
Sider (fra-til)1825
Antal sider14
ISSN2071-1050
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StatusUdgivet - 1 jun. 2018

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