Effect of economic crisis on sustainability of Holstein dairy systems in Brazil

B. Waltrick, W. Koops

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Abstract

This analysis presents the development of the Holstein dairy system in Brazil, evaluating system sustainability during a time of crisis, based on changes in system productivity, stability, resilience and equity. Sustainability indicators are used to describe these changes. Records of Holstein cows registered in the National Dairy Cattle Archive from 1980 to 1992 were analysed to include a crisis period around 1990. The Holstein dairy farming system showed high stability and resilience in terms of milk production, although a high sensitivity to disturbances was evident
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-128
JournalOutlook on Agriculture
Volume31
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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