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Organic dairy farming in Norway under the 100% organically produced feed requirement

O., Flaten and G., Lien (2005) Organic dairy farming in Norway under the 100% organically produced feed requirement. In: Proceedings - Contributed papers from the 15th IFMA Congress, August 14-19, International Farm Management Association, Volume 1, pp. 103-111.

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Document available online at: http://www.ifmaonline.org/pages/con_full_articles.php?abstract=228


The EU regulation governing organic production will require 100% organic feed in organic dairy systems from August 2005 compared with 85% currently in Norway. This study aimed to assess adjustments in resource use and financial impacts on organic dairy herds using a discrete stochastic programming model. Farm management effects of the regulatory change varied between farm types. For the two organic dairy systems examined, both having a milk quota of 100 000 litres but with varying farmland availability, the introduction of the 100% organic feed regulation resulted in an economic loss of approximately 6-8% of the net income compared to the current regime. The economic loss was mainly due to the considerable higher price of organic compared to conventional concentrates.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Feed regulation; organic farming; milk production; stochastic programming
Subjects: Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Dairy cattle
Animal husbandry > Feeding and growth
Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: Norway > NILF - Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute
Related Links:http://www.ifmaonline.org/pages/con_articles.php?article=3
Deposited By: Flaten, Dr. Ola
ID Code:6363
Deposited On:13 Dec 2005
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:31
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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