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On farm organic dairy sheep and goat breeding in Germany

Rahmann, Gerold (2002) On farm organic dairy sheep and goat breeding in Germany. In: Proceeding of the 14th IFOAM Organic World Congress, p. 94.

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Summary

In the period from 1992 to 1998 the fat and protein yield of both flocks could be increased. A specific breeding strategy had an important contribution to the increase but the environmental impacts on animal productivity is enormous (e.g. the very wet summer season 1994). A wrong decision in breeding bucks (dairy sheep in 1992-1994) had an negative effect on the productivity.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:livestock, breeding, dairy sheep, dairy goats, on farm research
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Germany > Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries - VTI > Institute of Organic Farming - OEL
Related Links:http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002, http://www.cog.ca/ifoam2002/Pressemitteilung.pdf, http://www.oel.fal.de/index.htm?page=/fachgebiete/default.htm
Deposited By: Rahmann, Prof. Dr. Gerold
ID Code:623
Deposited On:03 Jun 2003
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:27
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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