Reference : Grazing practices, perception and expectations of Walloon dairy farmers
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Grazing practices, perception and expectations of Walloon dairy farmers
[en] Pratiques de pâturage, perceptions et attentes des éleveurs laitiers Wallons
Lessire, Françoise mailto [Université de Liège > Département des productions animales (DPA) > LESNA >]
Bernard, Maxime mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Animal production > Nutrition > >]
Lioy, Rocco mailto [Convis > > > >]
Reding, Romain mailto [Convis > > > >]
Kristensen, Troels mailto [Aarhus Universitet - AU > Department of Agroecology > > >]
Reuter, Werner mailto [Dumoulin S.A > > > >]
Elias, Eric mailto [Dumoulin S.A > > > >]
The multiple roles of grassland in the European bioeconomy
[en] Les rôles multiples du pâturage dans la bioéconomie Européenne
Högling, Mats
Bakken, Anne Kjersti
Hovstad, Knut Anders
Kallioniemi, Evelina
Riley, Hugh
Steinshamm, Havard
Ostrem, Liv
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Volume 21
The Netherlands
26th General meeting of the European Grassland Federation
4-8 September 2016
Organising commitee of the 26th European Grassland Federation
[en] permanent grasslands ; grazing ; dairy industry ; dairy cattle
[en] The role of grasslands as a C sink is generally accepted. It is considered that permanent grasslands allow annual C storage rates between 22 and 44 g C/m2/y (Soussana et al., 2010) thereby contributing to the mitigation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Grassland preservation has several other advantages including a decrease in feeding costs (Dillon et al., 2005), a positive effect on cows’ health (e.g.a decrease in lameness) (Burow et al., 2011) and the provision of a positive image to consumers. Despite these arguments, grazing is decreasing in Europe and grasslands are disappearing. A better understanding of grazing practices and of farmers’ expectations could suggest ways of improving these practices and limiting grassland disappearance. As a result, Walloon dairy farmers were surveyed in December 2015 and the preliminary results are presented below.
Université de Liège, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire
Union Européenne = European Union - UE = EU
Life Dairyclim
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