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dc.contributorBahhady, Faiken_US
dc.contributorNordblom, Thomas Len_US
dc.contributorc Harris, Hazelen_US
dc.creatorF Thomson, Euanen_US
dc.date2000-03-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-12T22:15:21Z
dc.date.available2021-07-12T22:15:21Z
dc.identifierhttps://mel.cgiar.org/dspace/limiteden_US
dc.identifier.citationEuan F Thomson, Faik Bahhady, Thomas L Nordblom, Hazel c Harris. (20/3/2000). A model-farm approach to research on crop-livestock integration — III. Benefits of crop-livestock integration and a critique of the approach. Agricultural Systems, 49 (1), pp. 31-44.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11766/13375
dc.description.abstractA six year on-station research project used a model-farm approach to study the benefits of improved crop-livestock integration, achieved through the introduction of leguminous forage species into crop rotations. Previous papers reported the conceptual framework, methods and experimental results. A model farm with integrated crop-sheep enterprises had twice the output of metabolizable energy and a higher stocking rate compared to a model farm with traditional rotations. A linear programming model suggested that integration improved farm profits and stocking rates, but improving the nutritional regime of ewes reduced farm profits. The model-farm approach allows close supervision of animals but otherwise had several weaknesses, in particular the difficulty of mimicking the real farm environment on a research station. If the weaknesses are corrected, the approach could be applied with substantial benefits in national programs that have under-utilized land, animal and staffing resources.en_US
dc.languageenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Massonen_US
dc.sourceAgricultural Systems;49,(2000) Pagination 31-44en_US
dc.subjectframeworken_US
dc.subjectcrop-livestocken_US
dc.titleA model-farm approach to research on crop-livestock integration — III. Benefits of crop-livestock integration and a critique of the approachen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dcterms.extent31-44en_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.date.embargo-end-dateTimelessen_US
cg.contacte.f.thomson@btinternet.comen_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0308-521X(95)91632-9en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
mel.impact-factor5.370en_US
cg.issn0308-521Xen_US
cg.journalAgricultural Systemsen_US
cg.issue1en_US
cg.volume49en_US


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