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Markus Gahleitner (2009): Wirtschaftlichkeitsvergleich zwischen den Rassen Fleckvieh und Holstein Friesian in Österreich.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 104. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The goal of this paper is to perform economic comparisons between the Simmental and Holstein Friesian breeds. The biological key figures required for the economic evaluations were taken from a feeding trial using a basic feed, and on the other hand special Austrian farms were assessed for this. The economic efficiency was calculated on the basis of comparative calculations whereby only the cost and yield items effective for the decision were taken into consideration. When evaluating the first trial, a difference was made between the Simmental, Holstein Friesian „conventional“ (HFK) and Holstein Friesian „life performance“ (HFL) groups. The actual milk performance and the duration of useful life had the greatest influence on the results of the economic evaluation. The HFK group was able to obtain the highest comparative value because of their superior milk performance. In the second part of the paper, the performances were recorded taking 292 selected farms. These were divided into eight groups depending on the feeding and the average milk performance of the farms. Calculations were made for the 8 variants taking the results of the evaluation for milk performance, the duration of useful life, the intermediate calving time and the insemination index both for Simmentals and for Holstein Friesian. The average milk performances total between 4,884 kg and 9,908 kg. On the basis of these performances, the revenue and cost items were calculations for these 8 variants for both breeds. The comparative value I comprises the balance of the overall revenue minus the overall costs. The results show that with 5 of the 8 variants, the animals of the Holstein Friesian breed have an advantage. With regard to the comparative value II, the factor costs for the quota, area and work are also taken into consideration. In this comparison, the animals of the Simmental breed are in the lead in 7 out of eight variants. On the basis of these calculations, sensitivity analyses were then carried out for the milk performance, duration of useful life, the milk price, the milk quota and the price of concentrated feed. A change in the milk price upwards has a positive effect, a drop in the price has a negative effect on the results for the Holstein cattle.

Beurteilende(r): Breuer Guenter

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