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- Diakité, Z.R., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Agricultural systems 2019 v.171 pp. 126-134
- altitude; beef; beef cattle; beef production; bioeconomics; farm structure; farmers; farms; feed prices; milk; models; production technology; profits and margins; risk; France
- ... Mountain farmers face additional structural constraints (e.g., steep slopes, high elevations, fragmented fields) along with the regular risks inherent to agriculture, such as economic fluctuations. We thus hypothesized that simultaneously producing dairy and beef herds (i.e., “mixed cattle systems”) on mountain farms is a good compromise between a farm's expected profits and the variation in these ...