Breeding goal of German Holstein without milk quota in the EU

The system of milk quota in the EU is only valid till 2006, after that a liberalisation of the milk marked is expected. A selection index was constructed to estimate the relative importance of milk yield traits in cattle breeding programs. Different variants of liberalisation for the EU-milk markets are simulated by the SWOPSIM- market model to estimate market prizes for milk in the future.The genetic parameters are estimated in a breeding association in East-Germany.The economic-genetic weight (b) of the constructed selection index differ between the variants of liberalisation only slighly. The importance of milk fat and milk protein content increased. the prizes of raw milk, milk fat and milk protein are estimated to be 0,22-0,25, 2,05-2,25 and 3,89-4,45 /kg respectively. The proved variants of liberalisation were used to calculate profit of milk prduction in farms with 60, 120 and 180 cows per farm. Only farms with 180 cows can expect relative surely a profit in milk production.

Principal Investigators
Seeland, Gerhard Prof. Dr. agr. (Details) (Breeding Methods and Principled Breeding)

Duration of Project
Start date: 09/1999
End date: 08/2002

Research Areas
Deutsche Holstein, German Holstein, Milchleistung, Milchquote, Milk quota, Milk yield, Selection index, Selektionsindex

HENZE,C. u.G.SEELAND (2001): Simulation eines liberalisierten EU-Marktes und Auswirkungen auf die Milchrindzüchtung. Vortragstagung DGfZ/GfT, 12-13.09., Weihenstephan.HENZE,C. a. G.SEELAND (2002): Simulation of a Liberalisation of the Milk-Market of the European Union and Effects on Dairy Cattle Breeding. EAAP-53th Annual Meeting Sept.,Kairo.

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