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Ökonomische Bewertung der Langlebigkeit von Milchkühen in der biologischen Landwirtschaft

Horn, Marco; Steinwidder, Andreas; Knaus, Wilhelm and Kirner, Leopold (2013) Ökonomische Bewertung der Langlebigkeit von Milchkühen in der biologischen Landwirtschaft. Paper at: 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität, Bonn, 5. bis 8. März 2013.

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Summary

The aim of this study was to highlight the economic importance of longevity in organic dairy cattle husbandry. Performance and reproductive data of 44,976 Austrian organic Simmental dairy cows were analysed by applying a bio-economic model. A farm scenario as well as different market situations were modelled. Overall costs declined with increasing longevity due to dropping replacement costs. Annual profit was influenced considerably by milk yield and longevity. Short-lived animals needed substantially higher annual milk yields than long-lived animals to achieve equal annual profits. The applied market scenarios showed an increasing importance of longevity in situations of increasing economic pressure (+20% of concentrate price). It has been proven that extending longevity allows lower milk yield levels without decreasing profitability. Lower use of concentrates and reduced dependence on off-farm inputs and market fluctuations are further benefits of increasing longevity.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Nutzungsdauer, Lebensleistung, Gewinn, Kosten, Milchkuh
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Research affiliation: Austria > Federal Agency AWI
Austria > HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - NUWI
International Conferences > 2013: Scientific Conference Organic Agriculture > Animal husbandry
Related Links:http://www.wissenschaftstagung.de/, https://www.verlag-koester.de/index.php?id=114&tx_fbmagento[shop][route]=catalog&tx_fbmagento[shop][controller]=product&tx_fbmagento[shop][action]=view&tx_fbmagento[shop][id]=1137&tx_fbmagento[shop][s]=beitrage-zur-12-wissenschaftstagung-okologischer-land
Deposited By: Horn, DI Marco
ID Code:21106
Deposited On:20 Feb 2013 11:40
Last Modified:22 Nov 2013 14:59
Document Language:German/Deutsch
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted
Additional Publishing Information:Dieser Beitrag ist im Tagungsband der 12. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau
Ideal und Wirklichkeit: Perspektiven ökologischer Landbewirtschaftung
Erscheinungsjahr: 2013
ISBN-13: 9783895748158
Verlag Dr. Köster, Berlin

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