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New trends for innovation in the Mediterranean animal production

Author: R Bouche; A Derkimba; François Casabianca; European Association for Animal Production,
Publisher: Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2011. ©2011
Series: EAAP publication, no. 129.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Mediterranean area shows a great diversity of livestock systems, depending on local resources and traditions, but also on the networking space where informational resources are available for producers. During the last decades, a lot of innovations have been conceived or introduced in the Mediterranean area, allowing livestock systems to remain competitive. The book looks at two main issues: firstly, it gives an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
New trends for innovation in the Mediterranean animal production.
Wageningen, The Netherlands : Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2011
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Bouche; A Derkimba; François Casabianca; European Association for Animal Production,
ISBN: 9789086867264 908686726X 9086861709 9789086861705
OCLC Number: 785536788
Notes: Papers presented at a conference.
Dedicated to Rémi Bouche, who died Nov. 2009.
Description: 1 online resource (344 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Agricultural systems and the innovation process / J.-M. Meynard and F. Casabianca --
Broad-view research in the Mediterranean system / A. Rosati --
Innovations arising from applied research on a new on-line milk analyzer and a behavior meter / A. Arazi, N. Pinski, T. Schcolnik, E. Aizinbud and G. Katz, et al. --
Conception of new bioeconomic indexes to evaluate caprine genotypes productivity / A. Gaddour, S. Najari and M. Ouni --
Genetic variability and phylogenetic relationships of ovine Algerian breeds using microsatellites / S. Gaouar, N. Tabet Aoul, O. Khaib dit Naib, L. Hamouda and N. Boushaba, et al. --
In vitro conservation and preliminary molecular identification of some Turkish domestic animal genetic resources / M. İhsan Soysal --
Red deer (Cervus elaphus) farming in Greece: predicting the rate of inbreeding and estimating the effective population size / G. Vatzias, E. Asmini, D. Papavasiliou, G. Maglaras and S. Nagy, et al. --
The use of crossbreeding programs for increasing domestic beef production / M. Ben Salem and H. Kélifa --
Proposal of some alternatives to simplify a MOET programme / I. Mayorga, F. Masia, L. Mara, S. Casu and M. Dattena --
Adaptation and reproductive performances of exotic saanen breed introduced in Lebanon / S. Abi Saab and J. Daher --
Managing the breeding and calving seasons in the suckler cow herd / J. Álvarez-Rodríguez, I. Casasús, R. Revilla, M. Blanco and A. Sanz --
Improvement of the reproductive efficiency for the development of the Sardinian sheep breeding / V. Carcangiu, M.C. Mura, G.M. Vacca, M.L. Dettori and M. Pazzola, et al. --
Use of stochastic models to simulate long-term dynamics of mountain cattle herds under low-labour availability scenarios / D. Villalba, G. Ripoll, R. Ruiz and A. Bernués --
Innovations in small ruminants feeding systems in arid Mediterranean areas / A. Nefzaoui, H. Ben Salem and M. El Mourid --
Fattening Cinta Senese pigs with chestnuts: effect on meat and fat characteristics / F. Sirtori, C. Pugliese, S. Parenti, S. D'Adorante and O. Franci --
Importance of Mediterranean forest products as food resource of domestic herbivores: the case of oak acorn / A. Gasmi-Boubaker, R. Mosquera Losada, H. Abdouli and A. Rigueiro --
Finishing Cinta Senese pigs at pasture: fatty acids composition of cured lard / L. Giuliotti, J. Goracci, N. Benvenuti, F. Sirtori and C. Pugliese, et al. --
Effects of winter shearing on reproductive and lactation performances of the Latxa dairy ewe / A. Garcia-Rodriguez, I. Beltran de Heredia, J. Arranz, L.M. Oregui and R. Ruiz --
Effect of concentrate quantity and administration pattern on milk parameters and grazing time in a rationed dairy sheep grazing system / A. García-Rodriguez, R. Ruiz, L.M. Oregui and N. Mandaluniz --
Relation between the distribution of time spent on pasture and protein content of the concentrate on milk yield and grazing behaviour / A. Garcia-Rodriguez, I. Goiri, R. Ruiz, N. Mandaluniz and L.M. Oregui --
Comparison of animal performance of domestic herbivores grazing on partially improved heath lands / L.M.M. Ferreira, R. Celaya, R. Benavides, U. García and K. Osoro --
Performance of domestic herbivores in marginal heathlands / K. Osoro, L.M.M. Ferreira, U. García and R. Celaya --
Effect of grass nitrogen protection by Acacia cyanophylla on nitrogen balance and sheep milk production / O. Maâmouri, N. Atti, M. Mahouachi and K. Kraeim --
Carob (Ceratonia siliqua) pulp as an energy source in diet for growing rabbits / A. Gasmi-Boubaker, F. Ben Salah, H. Hassen, R. Bergaoui and A. Khaldi --
Nutritional status of the endangered Pantelleria donkey breed / B. Chiofalo, L. Liotta, L. Sanzarello and V. Chiofalo --
Study of some haematic parameters as indicators of the metabolic nutritional status in Nero Siciliano growing pigs / L. Liotta, B. Chiofalo, E. D'Alessandro and V. Chiofalo --
Net transfer of nutrients to duodenum, and disappearance of n-alkanes in the reticulo-rumen and the hindgut of sheep fed grass/legume combinations / A. Keli, G. Olmos, A. de Vega and J.A. Guada --
Extruded linseed in the diet of dairy ewes: effects on fatty acid composition of milk and cheese / M. Antongiovanni, M. Mele, A. Buccioni, A. Serra and S. Minieri, et al. --
SIEOL, information system for genetic, technical and economic support for French dairy sheep breeders / E. Morin, J.M. Astruc and G. Lagriffoul --
Outlook for producing Timahdite lamb with improved dietetic quality reared on rangelands in the Central Middle Atlas (Morocco) / A. Araba, P. Morand-Fehr, A. El Aïch, M. Bouarour and P. Schmidely, et al. --
Effect of different production systems on lamb sensory quality / B. Panea, G. Ripoll, S. Carrasco and M. Joy --
Carcass and meat quality of Majorcan black pig slaughtered at different live weight / J. Gonzalez, J. Jaume, M. Gispert, P. Rodríguez and J. Tibau, et al. --
Influence of feeding system on carcass and meat quality: fat colour as a tool of classification / G. Ripoll, S. Carrasco, B. Panea, P. Albertí and I. Blasco, et al. --
The use of subcutaneous fat colour to trace grass-feeding in Parda de Montaña yearling bulls / M. Blanco, I. Casasús, G. Ripoll and M. Joy --
Wool in Mediterranean regions: a forgotten and neglected product of sheep or a natural and renewable resource for the future? / M.-T. Chaupin and A. Simonpietri --
Innovations have improved the efficiency of ruminant production systems in Cyprus / C. Papachristoforou and O. Tzamaloukas --
New morphological and weight measurements by visual image analysis in sheep and goats / P. Negretti, G. Bianconi, S. Bartocci, S. Terramoccia and L. Noè --
An information system for the assessment of the threats to the heritage sheep breeds / C. Ligda, Ch. Mizeli, A. Carson, D. Bowles and A. Georgoudis --
Permanence of electronic ear tags in extensive rearing of Majorcan black pig / J. Jaume, J. Tibau and J. Gonzalez --
Mediterranean pastorality : sustainable know-how in search of development / R. Bouche --
The adoption of technical and organizational innovations and their impacts on dairy sheep breeding in Tunisia / A. Mohamed, R. Khaldi and G. Khaldi --
Tradition and innovation in the Mediterranean pastoralism: recognition of its multiple roles for the sustainable development of rural areas / C. Ligda, E. Tchakerian, E. Zotos and A. Georgoudis --
PDO project for Corsican pork as an innovation for the whole marketing chain / A. Lambert-Derkimba, E. Verrier and F. Casabianca --
Innovation systems and processes in the field of agricultural direct marketing: a cross-national analysis between France, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland / C. Couzy, A.-C. Dockes and A. Guillaumin --
The role of the Mediterranean networks of cooperative research in animal production in favor of innovation: situation and outlooks for the future / J.-P. Dubeuf and J. Boyazoglu --
Innovative strategies of organic beef producers in Italy / F. Ansaloni --
Use of homeopathy in parasite control in a flock of Zerasca sheep / M.N. Benvenuti, F. Pisseri, J. Goracci, L. Giuliotti and F. Macchioni, et al. --
Innovating on welfare: an added value? / A. Velarde, A. Dalmau and X. Manteca --
The use of grazing pastures in goat production: development of an approach to combine optimized use of the forage resource and the control of related risks / M. Napoléone, H. Hoste and Y. Lefrileux --
Silvopastoral innovation in North Mediterranean livestock farming systems: current knowledge and prospects for technical support / C. Aubron, D. Gautier, G. Guérin and F. Launay --
The role of secondary compounds in foraging on Mediterranean rangelands / J. Rogosic --
Round table. Traditions in Mediterranean livestock activities: obstacle or source of innovations? / A. Araba, G. Zervas, G. Brunori, B. Faye and J.-P. Boutonnet --
An overall view on recent innovations in Mediterranean Livestock Farming Systems / I. Casasús, D. Gabiña and F. Casabianca.
Series Title: EAAP publication, no. 129.
Responsibility: edited by R. Bouche, A. Derkimba, F. Casabianca.


The Mediterranean area shows a great diversity of livestock systems, depending on local resources and traditions, but also on the networking space where informational resources are available for producers. During the last decades, a lot of innovations have been conceived or introduced in the Mediterranean area, allowing livestock systems to remain competitive. The book looks at two main issues: firstly, it gives an updated review on the main innovations that significantly changed the activities of livestock production in the Mediterranean area in the recent past. Secondly, the focus lies on the extent to which these innovations improve the efficiency, ensure the socio-cultural basis or reduce the environmental impact of livestock systems. One major finding is a new vision of innovating systems based on the distinction between regulated innovation (when aims are fixed) and innovative design (when aims are questioned). Innovations reported in the book are dealing with a set of concerns. They concern the production techniques, the work organization, the equipment and infrastructures, the collective features for selection, reproduction, feeding or sanitary devices. They also concern the local organization such as product labelling, new dynamics around local breeds, collective rules for supply basin or approaches of new products for new markets. More recently, some innovations focus on environmental impacts of livestock production, due to an increasing consciousness of those kinds of problems. In the final part of the book, a round table copes with a crucial question: are traditions in Mediterranean livestock activities to be considered an obstacle or a source of innovation? This book provides a set of updated information and knowledge useful for researchers, students, extension services and policy-makers in the field of animal science.


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