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Standortgerechte Rindfleischproduktion im Schweizer Biolandbau

Oehen, Bernadette and Meier, MS (2017) Standortgerechte Rindfleischproduktion im Schweizer Biolandbau. Paper at: 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Campus Weihenstephan, Freising-Weihenstephan, 07.-10. März 2017.

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In Switzerland, most of the calves from organic milk production are fattened indoors on conventional farms with concentrates. In this study, we compared organic beef
production with two conventional systems in terms of their energy demand and global warming potential. Due to the concentrate feeding in the two conventional systems
beef cattle reach the weight for slaughtering at a shorter lifespan. The organic pasture beef production had the lowest annual per animal global warming potential, but due to
slower growth rates as a consequence of lower concentrate feeding, also the highest per kg emissions. However, conclusions on the relative environmental sustainability of
the three systems need to look beyond purely LCA and take account of the high share of permanent grassland in the Swiss upland regions. Animal production adapted to the
local resources should make use of these for food production. Despite the lower ecoefficiency of organic pasture beef production overall global warming potential of animal production and other environmental impacts could be reduced if consumption by Swiss consumers was adapted to the lower annual output.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:pasture mast, concentrate feeding, organic calves, global warming potential, energy requirement, Rindfleisch, Biolandbau
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
International Conferences > 2017: Scientific Conference German Speaking Countries > Animal husbandry
ISBN:978-3-89574-925-4
Deposited By: Hasreiter, Anna
ID Code:31866
Deposited On:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Last Modified:04 Jul 2017 17:22
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 14. Wissenschaftstagung erschienen.
S. Wolfrum, H. Heuwinkel, H.J. Reents, u.a. (Hrsg.) (2017): Ökologischen Landbau weiterdenken - Verantwortung übernehmen - Vertrauen stärken. Beiträge der 14. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Freising-Weihenstephan, 7.-10. März 2017
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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