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Optimising grass supply, labour, economy and mind-set to create added value from grazing

van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A. (2020). Optimising grass supply, labour, economy and mind-set to create added value from grazing. Report from the Department of Crop Production Ecology (VPE) (30). Institutionen för växtproduktionsekologi, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN 978-91-576-9711-0
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Abstract

Grazing provides multiple benefits to farmers and to the wider society. While the ecosystem services provided to society are certainly appreciated, they are thus far hardly rewarded. This paper discusses topics related to creating added value from grazing by optimising grass supply, labour, economy and mind-set. New promising business models are presented, in which farmers are financially rewarded for their added value contributions. An example of a grazing system that is easy to implement is given, the "New Dutch Grazing", which optimises labour and grass utilisation. Finally, the importance of the mind-set of the farmer is discussed. Farmers are key actors when it comes to maintaining and improving grazing systems since they decide on the day-to-day management on the farm. When developing stimulating initiatives, this should be taken into account. Special attention should be paid to young farmers since they represent the next generation of farming.

Authors/Creators:van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A.
Title:Optimising grass supply, labour, economy and mind-set to create added value from grazing
Year of publishing :2020
Number:30
Page range:17-20
Number of Pages:4
Publisher:Institutionen för växtproduktionsekologi, Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
ISBN for printed version:978-91-576-9711-0
ISBN for electronic version:978-91-576-9712-7
ISSN:1653-5375
Language:English
Publication Type:Report chapter
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Agricultural Science
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-104510
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ID Code:16704
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Deposited On:29 Sep 2020 08:30
Metadata Last Modified:29 Sep 2020 08:30

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