Livestock Science

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Editor-in-Chief:J.E. Hermansen





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Livestock Science promotes the sound development of the livestock sector by publishing original, peer-reviewed research and review articles covering all aspects of this broad field. The journal welcomes submissions on the avant-garde areas of animal genetics, breeding, growth, reproduction, nutrition, physiology, and behaviour in addition to genetic resources, welfare, ethics, health, management and production systems. The high-quality content of this journal reflects the truly international nature of this broad area of research.

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Editor-in-Chief: J.E. Hermansen Foulum, Denmark, Honorary Editors-in-Chief: J. Boyazoglu Thessaloniki, Greece, R.D. Politiek Heerenveen, The Netherlands, Section Editors: Genetics, Animal Genetic Resources and Breeding B. Ducro Wageningen, The Netherlands, J.B.S. Ferraz Pirassununga, SP, Brazil, F. Goyache Gijón (Asturias), Spain, J.J. Windig Wageningen, The Netherlands, Ruminant Nutrition: E.R. Orskov Aberdeen, UK, K-H. Südekum Bonn, Germany, M.R. Weisbjerg Tjele, Denmark, Non-Ruminant Nutrition: N. Canibe Tjele, Denmark, L.I. Chiba Auburn, AL, USA, J.E. Lindberg Uppsala, Sweden, Behaviour, Health and Welfare: D. Maes Merelbeke, Belgium, J.N. Marchant-Forde West Lafayette, IN, USA, S. Waiblinger Vienna, Austria, Livestock Farming Systems and Management: K. Galanopoulos Orestiada, Greece, Growth Physiology: M. Verstegen Wageningen, The Netherlands, Reproduction Physiology: J.C.P. Ferreira Botucatu, SP, Brazil, P. Humblot Uppsala, Sweden, Editorial Advisory Board J.F. Aguilera Granada, Spain, J. Balcells Lleida, Spain, P. Bosi Reggio Emilia, Italy, J. Cañon Madrid, Spain, I. Curik Zagreb, Croatia, A. De Vries Gainesville, FL, USA, M'N. Djemali Al-Ein, United Arab Emirates, M. Dominguez San Juan, Puerto Rico, M.A. Elzo Gainesville, FL, USA, L. Fiems Melle, Belgium, A. Gibon Castanet-Tolosan, France, F. Gondret Saint Gilels, France, A.J. Heinrichs University Park, PA, USA, J-F. Hocquette Saint-Genès Champanelle, France, P. Huhtanen Umeå, Sweden, F. Infascelli Naples, Italy, L. Istasse Liège, Belgium, M. Kaps Zagreb, Croatia, A.G. Kongsted Tjele, Denmark, A.R. Kristensen Frederiksberg, Denmark, T. Kristensen Tjele, Denmark, P. Lund Tjele, Denmark, N. Lundeheim Uppsala, Sweden, N.P.P. Macciotta Sassari, Italy, M. MacNeil Miles City, MT, USA, E.G. Manzanilla Barcelona, Spain, J.I. McNitt Baton Rouge, LA, USA, Q. Meng Beijing, P.R. China, R. Mosenthin Stuttgart, Germany, J. Sanders College Station, TX, USA, V. Santé-Lhoutellier Saint Genès Champanelle, France, A. Schaefer Lacombe, AB, Canada, D. Spiers Columbia, MO, USA, A.A. Sosnicki Hendersonville, TN, USA, M.A. Toro Ibáñez Madrid, Spain, A.J. van der Zijpp Wageningen, The Netherlands, F. Vanhonacker Ghent, Belgium, D.M. Weary Vancouver, BC, Canada, W. Weiss Wooster, OH, USA, G. Zervas Athens, Greece
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