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Kategorie Textpublikation
Referenztyp Zeitschriften
DOI 10.1186/s13620-022-00212-x
Lizenz creative commons licence
Titel (primär) The Irish cattle population structured by enterprise type: overview, trade & trends
Autor Brock, J.; Lange, M.; Tratalos, J.A.; Meunier, N.; Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M.; More, S.J.; Thulke, H.-H. ORCID logo ; Graham, D.A.
Quelle Irish Veterinary Journal
Erscheinungsjahr 2022
Department OESA
Band/Volume 75
Seite von art. 6
Sprache englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Livestock; Cattle; Herd type; Ireland; Herd classification; Dairy; Beef; Production
Abstract Background
The cattle sector is the most important economic production unit of the Irish farming and agri-food sector. Despite its relevance, there has been limited quantitative information about the structure of differing cattle production types and of the connections between them. This paper addresses this gap by providing, for the first time, an overview of the Irish cattle population structured by enterprise type.
Methods & Results
We collected data from the cattle register for the period 2015 to 2019 and assigned registered herds to one of 18 different herd types using a recently published herd type classification approach. This allows, for the first time, to exploring changes in enterprise types and subtypes over time, and describing the movements between these subtypes and from these subtypes to slaughter.
The overview and associated classification presented in this study will form the basis for a number of future comparative studies, including cross-sectoral assessments of profitability, estimation of the extent of animal health losses on Irish cattle farms or structural analysis of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across production systems.
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Brock, J., Lange, M., Tratalos, J.A., Meunier, N., Guelbenzu-Gonzalo, M., More, S.J., Thulke, H.-H., Graham, D.A. (2022):
The Irish cattle population structured by enterprise type: overview, trade & trends
Irish Vet. J. 75 , art. 6 10.1186/s13620-022-00212-x