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Comparison of Milk Production Traits by Istrian Pramenka between Conventional and Organic Systems in Slovenia

Author(s): Željka Klir | Klemen Potočnik | Zvonko Antunović | Dragomir Kompan

Journal: Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus (ACS)
ISSN 1331-7768

Volume: 78;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 271;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: conventional system | organic system | milk composition | Istrian pramenka

The aim of the present study was to determine differences of amount and composition of milk between conventional and organic systems in Istrian pramenka breed of sheep. Sum of the data included 838 conventional and 9238 organic samples of ewes´ milk. Each farm is classified as organic from the date of entering in organic production. Before that date farms didn´t show characteristics of organic production, therefore they were classified as conventional. The results of the present study included higher amount of morning (353.10 g) and evening milk (361.39 g) in conventional compared to morning (342.76 g) and evening milk (345.69) in organic system, significantly influenced by number of lactation (P
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