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Profitable Organic Farming / Edition 2

Profitable Organic Farming / Edition 2

by Jon Newton


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Profitable Organic Farming / Edition 2

The demand for food produced from sustainable and organic farmenterprises continues to grow worldwide, with demand exceedingsupply for many items. This second edition of an extremely wellreceived and successful book covers every aspect of an organic farmenterprise that can have an influence on profitability. As such thebook is an essential purchase for all those involved in organic andsustainable farming.

Topics covered in this second edition of Profitable OrganicFarming include grassland productivity, production systems fordairy, beef, sheep, pig, poultry and arable farms, farm size andenterprise combinations, organic standards, financial management,marketing, success factors and progress by organic farmers. Thebook concludes with a new chapter covering potential futurescenarios for organic farming.

Drawing on new information available in the area and includingcase studies from successful organic farm businesses, the authorJon Newton has written a book that is of great commercial use to awide range of workers including organic farm managers and thosewishing to commence organic farming operations. The book is also ofgreat use and interest to agricultural scientists and students andthose working in government and regional agricultural advisoryservices worldwide. Libraries in research establishments,universities and colleges where agricultural sciences are studiedand taught should have several copies of this important and usefulbook on their shelves.

Review of the first edition

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780632059591
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/29/2004
Edition description: REV
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition by the late Anne Scott; Acknowledgements; Useful Organic Farming Web Site Addresses; 1 Introduction; 2 Grassland Productivity; Grassland in Britain; Reasons for predicting the productivity of organic grassland; Factors influencing herbage yield; Methods of predicting grassland production; The effect of white clover; Herbage utilisation; Silage and hay production; References: 3 Dairy, Beef, and Sheep Production; Milk production; Beef production; Sheep production; References; 4 Pig and Poultry Production; Pig production; Poultry production; References; 5 Arable Production Systems; Rotations; Varieties; Weeds; Crop area; Nutrient removal and supply; Farmyard manure and composting; Crop yields; Arable crops; References; 6 Farm Size and and Enterprise Combinations; Farm size; Enterprise combinations; Animal systems; Enterprises and finance; References; 7 Organic Standards: Problems and Solutions; Beef calves; Beef; Pigs; Poultry; Dairy cows; Sheep; Weed control; Disease and pest control; References; Financial Management of the Farm; Cash flow; Costings; References; Further Reading; 9 Marketing Organic Produce; Challenges and opportunities; Current market channels and products; Organic symbol; Price; Market research and assessing your market; Final decision; Outlets; References; Further reading; 10 Progress by Organic Farmers; Insufficient organic grassland during conversion; The value and methods of introducing white clover; The control of internal parasites by grazing management; The phosphate story; Veterinary problems on organic farms; Selling organic meat; Selling organic milk; Yeo Valley Organic Company; Organic Cheese; Chisel Farm, Dorset; Good Herdsmen; The Watermill, Little Salkeld, Penrith; References; 11 Organic Farming- The Future; Index

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