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Record number 441879
Title Grazing dairy cows in North-West Europe : Economic farm performance and future developments with emphasis on the Dutch situation
Author(s) Reijs, J.W.; Daatselaar, C.H.G.; Helming, J.F.M.; Jager, J.H.; Beldman, A.C.G.
Source The Hague : LEI Wageningen UR (Report / LEI : Research area Agriculture & entrepreneurship ) - ISBN 9789086156375 - 124
Department(s) LEI SECT & OND - Duurzame Ontwikkeling Agrosectoren
LEI INT BELEID - Landbouwbeleid
LEI SECT & OND - Prestatie en Perspectief Agrosectoren
LEI Agricultural sector & entrepreneurship
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) melkveehouderij - melkkoeien - begrazing - beweidingssystemen - weiden - graslandbeheer - melkveevoeding - bedrijfsresultaten in de landbouw - rendement - bedrijfsstructuur in de landbouw - toekomst - noordwest-europa - landen van de europese unie - nederland - dierenwelzijn - dierlijke productie - melkvee - dairy farming - dairy cows - grazing - grazing systems - pastures - grassland management - dairy cattle nutrition - farm results - returns - farm structure - future - northwestern europe - european union countries - netherlands - animal welfare - animal production - dairy cattle
Categories Farm Management / Grasslands / Animal Production Systems (General) / Cattle / Animal Health and Welfare
Abstract The dairy sector is an important contributor to food production, economic activity and land use in the European Union. Grazing has long been a traditional element of dairy farming in the EU. Current developments in the dairy sector appear to result in a decline in grazing. The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) is concerned about this decline, particularly because of consequences for animal welfare, and has commissioned this analysis. This study gives an overview of the current state-of-the-art and expected future developments with respect to grazing in six key target EU countries of WSPA. The study builds to a large extent on local expertise and focuses on economic aspects and farm management issues.
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