This book offers a full discussion of the issues surrounding bovine somatotropin (BST) and a comprehensive review of research findings on the probable consequences of BST, highlighting what is currently known and unknown about this technology.
Part One: Biotechnology and Society 1. Emerging Trends, Consequences, and Policy Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology 2. Ethical Issues and BST Part Two: Bovine Somatotropin and the Animal 3. BST and Dairy Cow Performance 4. Management of BST-Supplemented Cows 5. BST and Animal Health Part Three: Bovine Somatotropin and the Dairy Sector 6. Economic Evaluation of BST for Onfarm Use 7. Potential Adoption and Diffusion of BST Among Dairy Farmers 8. BST Impacts on Resource Needs and on Beef and Veal Output 9. Impact of BST on Small Versus Large Dairy Farms Part Four: Bovine Somatotropin and the Market Place 10. BST and the Price of Milk and Dairy Products 11. Consumer Responses to Milk from BST-Supplemented Cows 12. Food Safety and Product Quality 13. BST and International Agricultural Trade and Policy Part Five: Policy Conclusions 14. BST: Issues, Facts, and Controversies