Potential for organic conversion and energy efficiency of conventional livestock production in a humid tropical region of Mexico
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2019/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Resumen: "Organic livestock production uses low levels of external inputs and less fossil fuel than does conventional livestock production, and therefore it is more energy efficient, reduces contamination, provides healthy food and ecosystem services, and contributes to reducing and adapting to climate change. This article characterizes livestock production and evaluates the potential and limitations of organic conversion and the energy efficiency of conventional dual purpose (milk and meat) cattle production in a humid tropical region of Chiapas, Mexico. Our analysis indicates that for the Livestock Production Units (LPU) of the study region, the greater the organic livestock conversion index (OLCI, 0e100%), the lower the values for herd size, stocking rate, total feed supplement, annual cost of feed purchased for cattle, and production cost per cow"