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Brief Communication: Re-designing New Zealand’s productivist livestock production systems: Current strategies and next steps
(New Zealand Society of Animal Production (Inc), 2018)
Intensive, monotonous and specialized pastoral livestock production systems (productivist systems) are under significant pressure to reduce environmental impacts, increase biodiversity, animal welfare, and resilience. ...
Improving market success of animal welfare programs through key stakeholder involvement: Heading towards responsible innovation?
(Wageningen Academic Publishers on behalf of International Food and Agribusiness Management Association, 2018-04-06)
Despite frequent public criticism of modern husbandry practices, many animal welfare programs lack acceptance among both farmers and consumers. We contend that this lock-in originates from a lack of market orientation and ...
Does sowing an oats catch crop reduce nitrate leaching from urine deposition following simulated winter forage grazing? - a growth chamber experiment
(Springer Verlag for Royal Netherlands Society of Agricultural Science, 2018-10)
Background: Growing winter forages, such as brassicas and fodder beets, is a common feed strategy to build body condition for non-lactating cows, prior to calving, in the temperate regions of New Zealand. However, the large ...