Economics of dairy sheep and goat farms in the CR.
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Economic data on sheep and goat farming in the Czech Republic is currently not available. The aim of presented study was to provide a pilot study to collect and evaluate the production and economic data in four flocks of specialized dairy breeds of sheep and goats for the year 2015. In evaluated flocks, average milk production was 327 kg per ewe and goat in the herd and per year (varying from 176 to 463 kg of milk). Average production costs for the intensive farming of dairy flocks of sheep and goats in 2015 were 27 CZK per feeding day in basic herd and CZK 9 per feeding day in rearing unit. Cost for feeding (40 % and 45 %), labour (20 % and 22 %) and other direct costs (24 % in both categories) represented the largest proportion of the total costs in these animal categories. Proportion of indirect costs (i. e. overhead) does not exceed 9 % of the total cost of the one farm. When taking into account production parameters the total cost of 1 908 CZK, 4 359 CZK and 29 CZK were calculated per weaned lamb and kid, per breeding yearling and per kg of milk, respectively. On average, 96 % of the total costs were covered by revenues (46 CZK per kg milk) from dairy commodities when taking into account the additional costs for milk processing.
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