Improvement of feed conversion

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Description: Improvement of feed conversion ratio of small ruminants, such as sheep and goats. This means other breeds will be used that need less grass to produce the same amount of meat.
Is implemented in: Livestock systems
Associated theme items: Agricultural land use (Land use)Animal husbandry (Food)

Associated policy response component

Component: Land and biodiversity policies
Page: Land and biodiversity policies/Agricultural production system

Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Livestock systems
Effect : decreases the demand for grass.

Component: Nutrients
Effect : The increased use of concentrates effects the height of N and P excretion for cattle, pigs, poultry and small ruminants in mixed and industrial systems. In this example a 10% lower N and P excretion has been assumed.