Profitable Organic Farming / Edition 2

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Overview

The demand for food produced from sustainable and organic farm enterprises continues to grow worldwide, with demand exceeding supply for many items. This second edition of an extremely well received and successful book covers every aspect of an organic farm enterprise that can have an influence on profitability. As such the book is an essential purchase for all those involved in organic and sustainable farming.

Topics covered in this second edition of Profitable Organic Farming include grassland productivity, production systems for dairy, beef, sheep, pig, poultry and arable farms, farm size and enterprise combinations, organic standards, financial management, marketing, success factors and progress by organic farmers. The book concludes with a new chapter covering potential future scenarios for organic farming.

Drawing on new information available in the area and including case studies from successful organic farm businesses, the author Jon Newton has written a book that is of great commercial use to a wide range of workers including organic farm managers and those wishing to commence organic farming operations. The book is also of great use and interest to agricultural scientists and students and those working in government and regional agricultural advisory services worldwide. Libraries in research establishments, universities and colleges where agricultural sciences are studied and taught should have several copies of this important and useful book on their shelves.

Review of the first edition

‘It is an essential volume for any commercial organic farmers or budding organic farmers bookshelf. It will no doubt also be a very popular read and provide much food for thought amongst many agricultural students’: New Farmer & Grower.

Jon Newton is an agricultural consultant specialising in organic and sustainable agriculture based in North Wales, UK.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632059591
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/29/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Jon Newton is an agricultural consultant specialising in organic and sustainable agriculture based in North Wales, UK.
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Table of Contents

Foreword to the first edition
Useful organic farming Web site addresses
1 Introduction 1
2 Grassland productivity 16
3 Dairy, beef and sheep production 34
4 Pig and poultry production 61
5 Arable production systems 79
6 Farm size and enterprise combinations 96
7 Organic standards : problems and solutions 102
8 Financial management of the farm 109
9 Marketing organic produce 121
10 Progress by organic farmers 148
11 Organic farming - the future 167
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