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Intensification/extensification of livestock systems

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Description: A change in the distribution of the production over pastoral and mixed systems; usually to a larger share of the production in mixed systems, which inherently changes the overall feed conversion ratios of ruminants.
Is implemented in: Livestock systems
Associated theme items: Animal husbandry (Food)


Associated policy response component

Component: Land and biodiversity policies
Page: Land and biodiversity policies/Agricultural production system

Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Agricultural economy

Effect : An intensification of livestock systems decreases the average area needed per animal (in land using livestock systems)

Component: Land-use allocation

Effect : An intensification of livestock systems decreases the average area needed per animal (in land using livestock systems)

Component: Nutrients

Effect : Generally leads to a reduction of overall emissions (e.g. CH4) and reduction of overall nutrient excretion; however, it will generally also lead to an increase of ammonia (NH3) emissions from manure storage and spreading of manure