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Eight years of organic farming at Pwllpeiran – livestock production and the financial performance of organic upland

Frost, David; McLean, Barbara M L and Evans, D Eifion (2002) Eight years of organic farming at Pwllpeiran – livestock production and the financial performance of organic upland. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 259-262.

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Summary

This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. Established for 8 years, this project evaluates the practicalities of organic beef and sheep production on an upland farm in an ESA. Grassland productivity, stocking rates and animal performance are closely related to seasonal variations in the clover content of the small area of improved land. Improving sales have been offset by increasing input costs. Subsidy payments assist financial performance, but ESA prescriptions effectively prevent increased production.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; upland farming; beef; sheep; ESA; livestock production; financial performance; evaluation
Subjects: Farming Systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: UK
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
UK > ADAS
Deposited By: Powell, Ms Jane
ID Code:8419
Deposited On:23 Oct 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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