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Prof. Taha Hassan Mokhtar Ashour :: Publications:

Sustainable livestock buildings – a challenge for the future of organic farming
Authors: T. Ashour, H Georg
Year: 2012
Keywords: renewable raw materials, organic livestock buildings, energy saving
Journal: Agriculture and Forestry Research
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Issue: Not Available
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Publisher: Tackling the Future Challenges of Organic Animal Husbandry 2nd Organic Animal Husbandry Conference Hamburg, Trenthorst, 12-14 September, 2012
Local/International: International
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The function of livestock buildings is mainly to give shelter for confined animals and protect against predators. Up to date, most buildings used for organic livestock farming are mainly constructed using concrete, steel or wood elements. Thus, negative environmental impacts have to be considered. Annual world production of cement as one of the main building raw materials implies 4 % of annual CO2 emissions. Sustainable livestock buildings can be more environmentally friendly and cost-efficient, if renewable raw materials of local resources and even waste materials are used.

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