publication . Report . 2001

Animal breeding in organic farming:Discussion paper

Nauta, Wytze; Baars, Nauta; Groen, Ab; Veerkamp, Roel; Roep, Dirk;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2001
Abstract
It is uncertain whether animals which have been bred for conventional production are capable of optimum performance in organic conditions. In conventional agriculture there is a movement towards maximum control of production conditions in order to optimise animals' yield in intensive production systems. By contrast, organic agriculture is based on natural processes and closed cycles, and takes into account the underlying connections between production factors. Following organic ideology, production capacity should be curtailed by acting in accordance with guiding principles such as naturalness, animal welfare, efficient use of fossil fuels in the farm cycle, and...
Subjects
free text keywords: Breeding and genetics
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Socio-economic impact of digitalisation in rural areas
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