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Zonabend, Emelie (2008) Behov av managementverktyg i mjölkproduktionen. Other thesis, SLU.

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For the company to work well, it is necessary with a good economy, a high qualitative production and a well working system concerning the environment: the whole cycle on the farm needs to be working. At the same time, debaters about the environmental impacts are also requiring higher demands for the dairy farmers and therefore also the management programs. Management programs for feed evaluation calculations have been more developed over the years. Big amounts have been invested in the new feeding system with NorFor, but no one seems to have asked the dairy farmers what they themselves want to spend their money on, and what they need help with. For the dairy farmers it is necessary that the whole company is controlled in the right way, and much more than just feed evaluation is included in this. The aim with this final thesis is to illuminate those aspects where the dairy farmers themselves believe that they need support, within the areas of economy, production and environment, and also to see if the management tool NorFor Plan can give the support that is requested. After investigation interviews about what the dairy farmers seem to need help with, a questionnaire was sent out to 350 dairy farms around the country. The questionnaire consisted of demographical questions, questions about program layout and questions in the areas of economy, production and environment. An interview with the project leader of NorFor in Sweden illuminates how NorFor can help the dairy farmer concerning economy, production and environment. The results from the questionnaire where later compared with the interview about NorFor. In the thesis a literature study is also being presented concerning management tools for companies, management tools within the area of feeding, feed evaluation programs through the years, NorFor, economical, production and environmental parameters. A total of 171 answers arrived from the questionnaire dispatch. The answers showed that the dairy farmers are wishing a management program that is simple and willingly one where more parameters than just feedstuff are included. Above all, many of the economical parameters are showing that it is vital with improvement. The whole farm has to be taken into concern. NorFor is very well developed as a feed evaluation program and includes as well feed and feed economical issues as animal health questions. Now a complement, or a supplement, is necessary for the rest of the areas.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: managementverktyg, utfodring, NorFor, mjölkföretagare, ekonomi, produktion, miljö
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Centre for Sustainable Agriculture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Depositing User: Emelie Zonabend
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:08
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/2887

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