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Possibilities for Breeding in Organic Dairy Farming

Nauta, Wytze (2010) Possibilities for Breeding in Organic Dairy Farming. Ecology & Farming, February 2010, pp. 42-45.

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In the organic sector there is an ongoing debate about the development of organic breeding methods. The debate revolves around two issues: 1) how the principle of naturalness in organic agriculture (that is, using natural processes wherever possible) can be reconciled with the increasing use of modern reproduction techniques in conventional breeding; and 2) whether animals produced by conventional breeding programs are actually suitable for organic agriculture or whether the organic sector itself should start producing animals that fit into organic production systems. Investigations into these issues gave rise to a doctorate research: “Selective breeding in organic dairy production”


EPrint Type:Newspaper or magazine article
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Louis Bolk Institute
Deposited By: Steinbuch, Luc
ID Code:16768
Deposited On:22 Feb 2010 10:12
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:43
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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