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Newton, Jon Profitable Organic Farming
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Newton, Jon

Profitable Organic Farming

€ 124.95

The demand for food produced from sustainable and organic farm enterprises continues to grow worldwide, with demand exceeding supply for many items. This second edition of an extremely well received and successful book covers every aspect of an organic farm enterprise that can have an influence on profitability.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Foreword to the First Edition by the late Anne Scott xi
Acknowledgements xiii
Useful Organic Farming Web Site Addresses xv
1 Introduction
1(15)
2 Grassland Productivity
16(18)
Grassland in Britain
17(1)
Reasons for predicting the productivity of organic grassland
17(1)
Factors influencing herbage yield
18(6)
Methods of predicting grassland production
24(4)
The effect of white clover
28(2)
Herbage utilisation
30(1)
Silage and hay production
30(2)
References
32(2)
3 Dairy, Beef and Sheep Production
34(27)
Milk production
34(8)
Beef production
42(8)
Sheep production
50(8)
References
58(3)
4 Pig and Poultry Production
61(18)
Pig production
61(9)
Poultry production
70(7)
References
77(2)
5 Arable Production Systems
79(17)
Rotations
79(1)
Varieties
80(1)
Weeds
80(1)
Crop area
81(1)
Nutrient removal and supply
81(1)
Farmyard manure and composting
82(4)
Crop yields
86(1)
Arable crops
86(8)
References
94(2)
6 Farm Size and Enterprise Combinations
96(6)
Farm size
96(1)
Enterprise combinations
97(1)
Animal systems
98(2)
Enterprises and finance
100(1)
References
101(1)
7 Organic Standards: Problems and Solutions
102(7)
Beef calves
102(1)
Beef
103(1)
Pigs
103(2)
Poultry
105(1)
Dairy cows
105(1)
Sheep
106(1)
Weed control
107(1)
Disease and pest control
107(1)
References
108(1)
8 Financial Management of the Farm
109(12)
Cash flow
110(4)
Costings
114(6)
References
120(1)
Further reading
120(1)
9 Marketing Organic Produce
121(27)
Challenges and opportunities
122(1)
Current market channels and products
123(2)
Organic symbol
125(1)
Price
126(1)
Market research and assessing your market
127(2)
Final decision
129(1)
Outlets
130(16)
References
146(1)
Further reading
147(1)
10 Progress by Organic Farmers 148(19)
Insufficient organic grassland during conversion
148(1)
The value and methods of introducing white clover
148(3)
The control of internal parasites by grazing management
151(2)
The phosphate story
153(3)
Veterinary problems on organic farms
156(1)
Selling organic meat
157(1)
Selling organic milk
158(1)
Yeo Valley Organic Company
159(1)
Organic cheese
160(1)
Chisel Farm, Dorset
160(2)
Good Herdsmen
162(1)
The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Penrith
163(2)
References
165(2)
11 Organic Farming - the Future 167(4)
Will Best
Index 171
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
196 pagina's
Januari 2004
372 gram
234 x 156 x 13 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us

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