Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies is a peer-reviewed journal that is published in English as a printed journal and in electronic form jointly by Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman and the Iranian Society of Animal Science. The general mission of Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies is to promote communication and collaboration among individuals and organizations associated with the livestock sector and related technologies. Papers in Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies focus on discovering, disseminating and applying knowledge for sustainable use of livestock for food and other human needs. The journal is mainly concerned with domesticated animals; however, contributions on aquatic, wildlife species and laboratory animal species that address fundamental questions related to livestock and companion animal biology will also be considered for publication. Journal of Livestock Science and Technologies publishes the highest quality original contributions dealing with animal breeding, genetics and genomics, animal nutrition, feed quality and nutritional value, animal physiology and reproduction, livestock farming systems, sustainability and natural resource management, meat science and consumer acceptability, behavior, health and welfare.