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No immediate need for special breeding for organic dairy cows

Published: 22 November 2010

Swedish dairy cow breeding is largely based on conventional dairy farming, but this does not seem to be a disadvantage for organic producers. None of the Swedish dairy breeds seem to either be more or less suited to organic production than any other. This shows Therese Ahlman in a dissertation from SLU.

On October 15, Therese Ahlman defended her thesis Organic Dairy Production - Herd Characteristics and genotype by environment interactions.