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Grassland and grazers - What Swiss mountain farming does for the environment

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Spengler Neff, Anet (2020) Grassland and grazers - What Swiss mountain farming does for the environment. FiBL-Study. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick.

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Summary

In mountain regions there is a considerable amount of grassland – both meadow and pasture ‐ and in addition there is forest. There are only a few crop fields due to topography and climate often making cropping difficult. Mountain farming is therefore entirely geared towards, and dependent on, the use of grassland. Grassland can be used for human consumption mainly with the help of ruminants such as cattle, sheep and goats.


EPrint Type:Report
Keywords:Grassland, Grazers, Anet, Spengler, FiBL, FiBL-Study, grasslandbasierte Tierhaltung, Rinder, Kleinwiederkäuer
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal Husbandry and Breeding
Deposited By: Spengler, Anet
ID Code:38255
Deposited On:04 Aug 2020 07:56
Last Modified:04 Aug 2020 10:30
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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