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

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  • Margot Slagboom
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  • Anna Wallenbeck, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sverige
  • Lotta Rydhmer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sverige
  • Jørn Rind Thomasen
  • Morten Kargo
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 questionable 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.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår2018
StatusUdgivet - 2018
BegivenhedICAR Conference and World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
Varighed: 11 feb. 201816 feb. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 11

Konference

KonferenceICAR Conference and World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production 2018
Nummer11
LandNew Zealand
ByAuckland
Periode11/02/201816/02/2018

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