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Breeding Goals for Organic Dairy Farming in Denmark Based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture

Slagboom, Margot; Wallenbeck, Anna; Rydhmer, Lotta; Thomasen, Jørn Rind and Kargo, Morten (2018) Breeding Goals for Organic Dairy Farming in Denmark Based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture. Paper at: World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production.

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Organic dairy farming (ODF) is different from conventional dairy farming in management practices, but so far the same breeding goal (BG) is used, based on the same economic models (EM). However, ODF is based on the principles of organic agriculture defined by the IFOAM, which are not easily interpreted in economic terms and it may be uestionable to use a BG for ODF based on EM. In this study we set up three BGs for ODF in Denmark, one based on the
principles of organic agriculture, one focusing on roughage consumption and feed efficiency, and one focusing on disease resistance. A questionnaire and desired gains index were used to set up the BGs. Correlations between these BGs and BGs based on EM were low. Which BG would be best suitable to use for ODF in Denmark depends on preferences of stakeholders.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Research affiliation: Denmark
European Union > CORE Organic Plus > ORGANICDAIRYHEALTH
Related Links:http://www.wcgalp.org/proceedings/2018/breeding-goals-organic-dairy-farming-denmark-based-principles-organic-agriculture
Deposited By: Wallenbeck, Ass. Prof Anna
ID Code:33256
Deposited On:04 Jun 2018 04:52
Last Modified:04 Jun 2018 04:52
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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