O., Flaten and G., Lien (2005) Organic dairy farming in Norway under the 100% organically produced feed requirement. In: Proceedings - Contributed papers from the 15th IFMA Congress, August 14-19, International Farm Management Association, Volume 1, pp. 103-111.
The EU regulation governing organic production will require 100% organic feed in organic dairy systems from August 2005 compared with 85% currently in Norway. This study aimed to assess adjustments in resource use and financial impacts on organic dairy herds using a discrete stochastic programming model. Farm management effects of the regulatory change varied between farm types. For the two organic dairy systems examined, both having a milk quota of 100 000 litres but with varying farmland availability, the introduction of the 100% organic feed regulation resulted in an economic loss of approximately 6-8% of the net income compared to the current regime. The economic loss was mainly due to the considerable higher price of organic compared to conventional concentrates.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Feed regulation; organic farming; milk production; stochastic programming|
|Subjects:|| Values, standards and certification > Regulation|
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Farming Systems > Farm economics
|Research affiliation:||Norway > NILF - Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute|
|Deposited By:||Flaten, Dr. Ola|
|Deposited On:||13 Dec 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:31|
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