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A framework for the socio-economic evaluation of rearing systems of dairy calves with or without cow contact



Details zur Publikation
Autor(inn)en:
Knierim, U.; Wicklow, D.; Ivemeyer, S.; Moeller, D.
Verlag:
CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
Publikationsjahr:
2020
Zeitschrift:
Journal of Dairy Research
Seitenbereich:
128-132
Jahrgang/Band:
87
Heftnummer:
S1
Erste Seite:
128
Letzte Seite:
132
Seitenumfang:
5
ISSN:
0022-0299
Sprachen:
Englisch

Zusammenfassung, Abstract
Interest in dairy calf rearing systems with cow-calf contact during the milk feeding period is increasing among farmers, advisors and researchers, but socio-economic consequences have only scarcely been investigated yet. In this research reflection we develop a suggestion for a socio-economic methodical framework that is suitable for the wide variation of cow calf rearing systems, farm, market and societal conditions. Based on a literature based, system-theoretical structuring of involved elements, and on full cost accounting in an exemplary case study concerning two model farms, we itemize monetary factors, and additionally important non-monetary factors, that should be included in a socio-economic evaluation. This process also revealed further research needs. We propose as a next research step to gather a greater number of real farm data including different rearing systems and to perform individual full cost accountings, in order to identify input and output patterns on this basis. This might not only help to provide a robust basis for economic decision making, but also help to fill research gaps concerning long-term effects of calf rearing with cow contact. In addition, ways should be explored on how to take non-monetary effects into account.


Schlagwörter
Cow calf contact, dam rearing, full cost accounting, monetary and non-monetary factors


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