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Comparison of native and commercial dairy breeds on organic farms in five European countries


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Bieber, A.; Spengler Neff, A.; Fuerst-Waltl, B.; Ivemeyer, S.; Simantke, C.; Stricker, C.; Walczak, J.; Wallenbeck, A.; Winckler, C. and Wojcik, P. (2016) Comparison of native and commercial dairy breeds on organic farms in five European countries. [Vergleich von lokalen und kommerziellen Milchrindrassen auf Biobetrieben in fünf europäischen Ländern.] In: Book of Abstracts of the 67th Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, Wageningen Academic Publisher, The Netherlands, Book of abstracts, no. 22, p. 307.

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Local and commercial dairy breeds form organic farms were compared regarding production traits, direct health traits and health associated functional or conformation traits.
Preliminary results revealded lower milk yield for local breeds, but in many cases better fertility.
Analysis of useful lifetime indicates a superiority of locals breeds for this traits, whereas commercial breeds showed a higher lifetime production.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Speech
Keywords:local dairy breeds, organic, health traits, functional traits,fertility, useful lifetime, lifetime production, Department of Livestock Sciences, Livestock breeding, OrganicDairyHealth
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH
Sweden > University of Uppsala
Germany > University of Kassel
Deposited By: Bieber, Anna
ID Code:30648
Deposited On:12 Oct 2016 08:05
Last Modified:12 Oct 2016 09:46
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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