Livestock Industry it feed's us, and our economy.

Introduction- We depend on the livestock industry for food as well as it plays an important role in our economy it contributes to gross domestic product and employment. Canada’s main food animals are dairy cows, beef cattle, pigs, poultry and sheep.

“How do we continue to manage this resource today so we don’t compromise future generations ability to use the resource?”

The big meat industries are located more west in Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


The main method of retrieving livestock is importing them from different areas or breeding. For meats they are tagged and shipped away, taken to be slaughtered and further on be processed/ packaged for retail. In dairy farms the cows are fed and taken care of until it is time to be milked. This video shows the process of accessing the product milk from dairy cows.


What do they use the resource for? Food, clothing, recreational purpose i.e. often horses,Or to generate labor

We are dependent on livestock industry because it plays an important role in our economy.It feeds us, as well as our economy. It employs us, and depends upon farmers. Canada continues to play an important role in the economies, it makes a contribution to the Gross Domestic Product and employment.

How much jobs does the industry employ? The live stock industry provides one in eight jobs, employing 2.1 million people and counting for 8.0% of the total gross domestic product.In the beef industry's every job gives another 3.56 jobs somewhere else in the economy. For every $1 of income received by workers and farm owners, another $2.08 is made elsewhere.The beef sector generates 228,811 jobs.

How much money does Canada contribute to the GDP? The agriculture and agri-food industry contributes over $100 billion annually to Canada's gross domestic product.That's more than the national gross domestic product of 2/3 of the world's countries!

What jobs/ process does the livestock industry create? The agriculture system makes several industries including the service supplier industries, primary agriculture, food and beverage processing, food distribution, retail, wholesale and foodservice industries which provide jobs to many people.


What are the issues related to breeding or importing/exporting and using the resource? disease, identification knowing which breed is which & waste(greenhouse gas emissions)

What are the impacts (waste) on the environment? ie greenhouse gasses. The highest total of livestock related greenhouse gas emissions comes from the growing world which is responsible for 75% of the global emissions The most climate friendly meats comes from pigs and poultry, which account for only 10% of total livestock greenhouse gas emissions while contributing more than three times as much meat globally as cattle.The total emissions from global livestock is 14.5 % .Cattle (raised for both beef and milk, as well as for manure) are the animal species responsible for the most emissions, representing about 65% of the livestock sector’s emissions. In terms of activities, feed production from ruminants are the two main sources of emissions, representing 45% and 39% of total emissions. Manure storage and processing represent 10 percent. The remainder is attributable to the processing and transportation of animal products.

Conclusion- sources used impact-of-global-meat-production/

By: Nicole


Created with images by orangeaurochs - "Cow, Tetworth, Cambridgeshire" • Kdsphotos - "milking parlour modern"

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