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Organic livestock production of uplands sheep - OF0101

This study has a number of objectives: (i) to convert a hill and upland unit of approximately 400 ha, carrying 600 breeding ewes and 35 suckler cows, to organic production standards; (ii) to establish a smaller, comparable unit to be managed conventionally to provide a direct comparison between organic and conventional systems; (iii) to measure the physical performance of grassland and associated sheep and beef enterprises when converting to UKROFS standards for organic production; (iv) to assess the financial impact of conversion; (v) to assess the implications of conversion for animal welfare and disease control; and (vi) to undertake a programme of experiments to provide solutions in specific problem areas.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1991

To: 1995

Cost: £824,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Animal Production              
Farm Management              
Organic Farming              
Fields of Study
Organic Farming