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Les prairies, une richesse et un support d’innovation pour des élevages de ruminants plus durables et acceptables

Abstract : Faced with the crisis that livestock farming is undergoing and the strong questioning of society with regards to it, permanent and temporary grasslands could help to provide a positive and recognized response for ruminant farming (cattle, sheep and goats). The purpose of this article is to propose an inventory of innovations in terms of knowledge and tools for grassland management in temperate areas, in view of the evolution of the issues associated with livestock farming. Knowledge on the functioning of grasslands and their management has progressed significantly in recent years and has been particularly important for permanent grasslands, which are more complex to manage. There are many environmental interests for grasslands, which give them real interests. In addition to these elements, there are strong assets in terms of animal health and the nutritional and organoleptic quality of animal products, which have an impact on human health, and of interesting prospects for the resilience of production systems in the face of climatic and economic hazards. Beyond their economic interest, these ecosystem elements should enable grasslands to consolidate their place in tomorrow’s sustainable and acceptable for society ruminant production.
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Audrey A. Michaud, Sylvain Plantureux, René Baumont, Luc Delaby. Les prairies, une richesse et un support d’innovation pour des élevages de ruminants plus durables et acceptables. INRAE Productions Animales, INRAE, 2020, 33 (3), pp.153-172. ⟨10.20870/productions-animales.2020.33.3.4543⟩. ⟨hal-03118406⟩



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