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Bovine Somatotropin And Emerging Issues

An Assessment, 1st Edition

By Milton C Hallberg

CRC Press

344 pages

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 Bovine somatotropin, or bST, a growth hormone genetically engineered to increase milk production in dairy cows, highlights the controversial issues of biotechnology and its widespread use. Focusing on the problems inherent in new and radically different technologies, this book develops a methodology for examining bST and other biotechnological dev

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Biotechnology and Society -- Emerging Trends, Consequences, and Policy Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology -- Ethical Issues and BST -- Bovine Somatotropin and the Animal -- BST and Dairy Cow Performance -- Management of BST-Supplemented Cows -- BST and Animal Health -- Bovine Somatotropin and the Dairy Sector -- Economic Evaluation of BST for Onfarm Use -- Potential Adoption and Diffusion of BST Among Dairy Farmers -- BST Impacts on Resource Needs and on Beef and Veal Output -- Impact of BST on Small Versus Large Dairy Farms -- Bovine Somatotropin and the Market Place -- BST and the Price of Milk and Dairy Products -- Consumer Responses to Milk from BST-Supplemented Cows -- Food Safety and Product Quality -- BST and International Agricultural Trade and Policy -- Policy Conclusions -- BST: Issues, Facts, and Controversies

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SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General