publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Dairy farming: indoor v. pasture-based feeding

Hofstetter, P.; Frey, H.; Gazzarin, C.; Wyss, U.; Kunz, Peter;
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  • Published: 02 Aug 2017
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The current situation of volatile milk prices and rising costs of, e.g. grain and labour, suggests that it is worth studying productivity and efficiency in dairy farming. The objective of the current whole-system study, carried out in lowland Central Switzerland from 2007 to 2010, was to compare the performance, efficiency, land productivity and profitability of indoor-feeding (IF) dairy production with that of pasture-based feeding (PF) dairy production. An IF herd consisting of 11 Holstein-Friesian (HF) and 13 Brown Swiss (BS) cows was kept in a free-stall barn and fed a part-mixed ration (PMR) of maize silage, grass silage and protein concentrate. The cows we...
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Dairy farming: indoor v. pasture-based feeding

Hofstetter, P.; Frey, H.; Gazzarin, C.; Wyss, U.; Kunz, Peter;