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Economic efficiency of intensified dairy farming and the need for state support, case study of dairy farms in Loire-Atlantique

Colson, F.; Wolfer, B.

Economie Rurale 145: 3-8


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Comparison of economic results of two sets of dairy farms kept by the Loire-Atlantique management centre over a 10-year period shows that, although intensification has greatly increased farm income, this increase has been almost entirely used up as working capital. Intensification then becomes virtually a necessity as the only means of obtaining an increase in income which would otherwise be taken off in tax on disposable family income.

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