Factors Influencing the Development of Milk Production in Agricultural Holdings

Krzysztof Cwalina, Andrzej Borusiewicz*, Maude Ferrari, Ivan T. Herrmann, Juris Priekulis

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Abstract

Many factors influence milk production and farm development. The most critical factor determining the production is the price of sold milk and indirectly the costs connected with its production. In majority of farms, milk production is profitable. The decisive factors influencing the profitability of milk production are the balance of nutrition and ensuring the welfare of dairy herds. Equally important are the genetic characteristics of cows and proper rearing of calves. The study shows that the modernization of farms also influences the development of milk production by improving the optimization of energy use and reducing labour intensity, and overall optimization of production costs.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAgricultural Engineering
Volume24
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)23-34
Number of pages12
ISSN2449-5999
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Milk production
  • Animal nutrition
  • Welfare
  • Profitability
  • Modern technologies

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