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Organic dairy farming and sustainability

Leiber, Florian; Müller, Adrian; Maurer, Veronika; Schader, Christian and Bieber, Anna (2017) Organic dairy farming and sustainability. In: Achieving sustainable production of milk. Volume 2. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, chapter 13, pp. 247-265.

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The main cornerstones for enhancing the credibility of the organic dairy sector are: a) to realize an efficient roughage-based production, which requires significantly less inputs from arable land than conventional systems without producing more GHG emissions per unit of products as a whole; b) to enhance dairy cows’ health and welfare, indicated by a clearly improved longevity; and c) to develop the right matches between local conditions (in particular available feed sources) and cow genotypes, in order to achieve functioning systems with the lowest possible need for external nutrient sources.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Agrovoc keywords:
Englishdairy production -> milk productionhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4829
Englishorganic agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Socio-Economics
Deposited By: Leiber, Dr. Florian
ID Code:34448
Deposited On:07 Feb 2019 17:24
Last Modified:12 Feb 2019 21:09
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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