In this thematic unit a revision of the criteria that must be
take into account when designing an agricultural holding.
First, the main criteria of functionality are exposed, making
reference to the location and the different activity management operations
livestock: the management of animals, food, products and waste.
Second, the criterion of animal welfare is discussed and the
major animal welfare problems in which the design of the
Finally, the aspects related to the third criterion of great importance are dealt with
in livestock, which is that of Biosecurity, explaining the different solutions of
design to minimize the introduction of infections from the outside and the
propagation of them inside.