Keatinge, Ray (2001) Organic beef and sheep production (OF0147). ADAS, Redesdale.
This is the final report from Defra project OF0147
To study the potential of organic farming in the hills and uplands, a comparison of organic and conventional production systems at similar stocking rates was made at ADAS Redesdale. This was supported by additional assessments in two further organic flocks, managed at reduced stocking rates, and by data collection on 10 commercial organic farms. Data were provided on physical and financial performance, animal health and welfare, and changes in botanical composition. Specific studies were done to quantify the potential of novel crops for parasite control, the performance of treated and untreated animal manures, and the requirement for trace element supplementation in organic hill stock.
The attached main report starts with a detailed executive summary of the methods and findings.
|Keywords:||sheep, uplands, hill farming, animal production, financial performance, economics, health, welfare, biodiversity, parasite control, veterinary treatment, manure compost, feeding, trace elements, slurry aeration, knowledge transfer|
|Subjects:|| Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer|
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Farming Systems > Farm economics
|Research affiliation:|| UK > ADAS|
UK > Univ. Newcastle
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
UK > Univ. Aberystwyth > Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS)
|Deposited By:||Defra, R&D Organic Programme|
|Deposited On:||13 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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