Speculating on long-term changes in UK dairy farming and the implications for research: A quantitative approach

Doyle, C.J., Mainland, D.D. and Thomas, C.J. (1991) Speculating on long-term changes in UK dairy farming and the implications for research: A quantitative approach. Agricultural Systems, 37 (3). pp. 243-258. ISSN 0308-521X

Full content URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/0308-521X(91)90035-9

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Abstract

By means of a simplified mathematical model, an attempt has been made to explore how economic pressures and potential technological developments will shape the UK dairy sector over the period 2000 to 2015. Particular attention has been given to the effects that the widespread adoption of both BST and clover-based swards could have. In general, it is concluded that economic pressures will lead to extensification of dairy farming in the UK. As such, a radical re-appraisal of the direction of research may be required. In particular, continued emphasis on technologies which result in release of land from dairy farms may not be applicable.

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