An overview of the role and potential of forage production on lowland organic livestock systems

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dc.contributor.author Jones, Evan L.
dc.contributor.author Weller, Richard F.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-21T15:21:10Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-21T15:21:10Z
dc.date.issued 2002
dc.identifier.citation Jones , E L & Weller , R F 2002 , ' An overview of the role and potential of forage production on lowland organic livestock systems ' pp. 26-28 . en
dc.identifier.other PURE: 131147
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3882
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/3882
dc.identifier.uri http://orgprints.org/8297/ en
dc.description Weller, R. F., Jones, E. L. (2002). An overview of the role and potential of forage production on lowland organic livestock systems. UK Organic Research 2002. Proceedings of the Colloquium of Organic Reseachers (COR) Conference, Aberystwyth, 26-28 March 2002, Powell, J. et al 81-84 en
dc.description.abstract UK Organic Research 2002. Proceedings of the Colloquium of Organic Reseachers (COR) Conference, Aberystwyth, 26-28 March 2002 This paper outlines some of the factors influencing the level of forage production on organic lowland farms. Optimal forage production is achieved by maintaining soil fertility, providing a balance between N-fixing and N-demanding crops and producing sufficient quantities of quality feed to meet the requirements of the organic livestock enterprise. A key objective for organic systems is to increase the efficiency of forage production by improving the nutrient input/output balance of the wholefarm system. Improving forage quality reduces the requirement for external feed sources, leading to increased self-sufficiency in the wholefarm system. Legumes provide the main source of nitrogen for forage production with energy shortage and an erratic supply of protein the main limiting factors in the provision of balanced diets from home-grown crops. en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.title An overview of the role and potential of forage production on lowland organic livestock systems en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Conference paper en
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Non peer reviewed en


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