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Record number 347861
Title Invloed mestbeleid met gebruiksnormen op weidegang
Author(s) Haan, M.H.A. de; Evers, A.G.; Everdingen, W.H. van; Pol-van Dasselaar, A. van den
Source Lelystad : Animal Sciences Group / Praktijkonderzoek (PraktijkRapport / Animal Sciences Group, Praktijkonderzoek : Rundvee ) - 56
Department(s) Livestock Research
LEI SECT & OND - Prestatie en Perspectief Agrosectoren
Research Institute for Animal Husbandry
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2005
Keyword(s) melkveehouderij - melkvee - begrazing - dierlijke meststoffen - wetgeving - huisvesting van koeien - economie - kosten - kennis - mineralenboekhouding - Nederland - dairy farming - dairy cattle - grazing - animal manures - legislation - cow housing - economics - costs - knowledge - nutrient accounting system - Netherlands
Categories Animal Husbandry and Environment / Grazing / Cattle
Abstract In the Netherlands there is a tendency for farmers to house their dairy cattle year-round. The new manure policy with usage standards seems to promote dairy cattle being housed continuously, since the usage standard depends on grazing. In this study the possible higher costs of keeping the cows in the meadow (or in the barn year-round) were computed for a manure policy with usage standards of 2009. In practically all computed farm situations the net return to labour and management remains higher for grazing than for cattle being housed. For farms on sandy soil with corn, however, the difference is small. Furthermore, there are certainly some factors that promote cattle being housed in the new manure policy. Mostly these are to do, however, with practical perception and cannot (or hardly) be quantified. Moreover, autonomous developments as such lead to an increase in cattle being housed continuously
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