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Technical and economic performances in organic sheep for meat production. Comparison of 2 systems in experimental farm.

{Facility} COMPARISON OF 2 ORGANIC SYSTEMS IN EXPERIMENTAL SHEEP FARM: Technical and economic performances in organic sheep for meat production. Comparison of 2 systems in experimental farm. Runs 2000 - 2009. Facility Leader(s): MARC, BENOIT and HERVE, TOURNADRE, INRA Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique.

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Summary

Systemic approach to study organic sheep for meat production.
Two flocks of 100 ewes. Fodder area 2x24ha and crops 2*1,5ha.
Sheep house for 200 ewes and their lambs and device to make measurements
Items studied : animal reproduction, feeding, health (parasitism), forages, economics, environnement.
One system is based on one lambing per ewe per year ; the second one is based on accelerated reproduction (3 lambings over 2 years). Spring lambs fattened with grass.
See projet 5668.


EPrint Type:Research facility description
Type of Facility:Experimental farm
Other Type:Animal research facility
Keywords:Sheep for meat, systemic approach, parasitism, economics
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Research affiliation: France > INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
Related Links:http://www.inra.fr/Internet/Projets/ciab/, http://www.clermont.inra.fr/urh/index.php, http://www.itab.asso.fr/PoleABMassifCentral.htm#Projets
Acronym:COMPARISON OF 2 ORGANIC SYSTEMS IN EXPERIMENTAL SHEEP FARM
Location:10 km South-West Clermont-Ferrand, main town of Auvergne Region (Centre France)
Mountainous area, 800m altitude
Start Date:1 January 2000
End Date:31 December 2009
Deposited By: BENOIT, Marc
ID Code:6496
Deposited On:18 Jan 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32

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