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Multi-species livestock farming (MIX-ENABLE Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Multi-species livestock farming (MIX-ENABLE Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Martin, Guillaume; Grillot, Myriam; Magne, Marie-Angélina; Benoit, Marc; Dumont, Bertrand; Prache, Sophie; Veysset, Patrick; Mosnier, Claire; Mischler, Pierre; Launay, Fabienne; Moerman, Marie; Werne, Steffen; Oehen, Bernadette; Schanz, Lisa; Winckler, Christoph; Hübner, Severin; Meischner, Tabea; Brock, Christopher; Primi, Riccardo; Ronchi, Bruno; Bernes, Gun; Monteiro, Leonardo and Parsons, David. Issuing Organisation(s): INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, CRA-W - Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, University BOKU Wien, Thünen-Institut, Tuscia University, SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. CORE Organic Practice Abstracts. (2021)

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Summary

This CORE Organic Practice Abstract gives practical recommendations for multi-species livestock farming, which has the potential to improve the three dimensions of sustainability – economic viability for farmers, environmental soundness, and social acceptability – by being respectful of animals and humans, as long as locally relevant farming practices are implemented, especially an appropriate stocking rate during grazing.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:The livestock sector is being highly criticised for its environmental impacts. Moreover, this sector is not very attractive to the young generation. On the one hand, it requires hard work. On the other hand, making a decent living from livestock husbandry remains a challenge across Europe.
What solution does the tool offer?:Multi-species livestock farming is proposed as a solution towards higher sustainability of livestock farms. It consists of keeping two or more animal species – or more generally combining different animal production units – on the same farm.
Country:France
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Theme:Nutrient management
Keywords:Mixed farming, livestock farming, livestock husbandry, diversification, multi-species
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
livestock
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4397
English
livestock farms
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25247
English
livestock systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_18a608e7
English
livestock production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_331557
English
livestock-raising
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_13750
English
environment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2593
English
environmental impact
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_24420
English
species
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7280
English
diversification
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2344
English
animal agriculture -> animal production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_437
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
livestock rearing -> livestock-raising
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_13750
English
fertilization
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2863
English
fertilizers
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2867
English
feed management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_f64ceb25
English
feeding
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2838
English
animal products
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_438
English
grazing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25243
English
sustainability
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33560
English
sustainable agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33561
English
sustainable development
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35332
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Beef cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Soil > Nutrient turnover
Animal husbandry > Breeding and genetics
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Sheep and goats
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Environmental aspects > Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Environmental aspects > Landscape and recreation
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > Mix-Enable
Belgium > Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique (CRA-W) (Gembloux)
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal welfare & housing > Animal husbandry
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Cattle
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Poultry
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Small ruminants
Germany
European Union > CORE Organic Cofund
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
France > IDELE - Institut de l’élevage
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > Technology Innovation Platform of IFOAM
Italy > Univ. Tuscia
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
Germany > Other organizations
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/42677, https://www.facebook.com/organicfarmknowledge/posts/402174608361846, https://twitter.com/farm_knowledge/status/1473682888554168331
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:42677
Deposited On:27 Oct 2021 07:46
Last Modified:26 Jul 2022 19:38
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished

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