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The impact of feeding line on dairy production revenue

Vesna Očić   ORCID icon ; Zavod za menadžment i ruralno poduzetništvo, Agronomski fakultet, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Svetošimunska 25, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Branka Šakić Bobić
Zoran Grgić

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APA 6th Edition
Očić, V., Šakić Bobić, B. & Grgić, Z. (2012). Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka. Mljekarstvo, 62 (4), 261-268. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Očić, Vesna, et al. "Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka." Mljekarstvo, vol. 62, no. 4, 2012, pp. 261-268. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Očić, Vesna, Branka Šakić Bobić and Zoran Grgić. "Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka." Mljekarstvo 62, no. 4 (2012): 261-268.
Očić, V., Šakić Bobić, B., and Grgić, Z. (2012). 'Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka', Mljekarstvo, 62(4), pp. 261-268. Available at: (Accessed 27 February 2021)
Očić V, Šakić Bobić B, Grgić Z. Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka. Mljekarstvo [Internet]. 2012 [cited 2021 February 27];62(4):261-268. Available from:
V. Očić, B. Šakić Bobić and Z. Grgić, "Utjecaj krmnoga slijeda na dohodak proizvodnje mlijeka", Mljekarstvo, vol.62, no. 4, pp. 261-268, 2012. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 27 February 2021]

In the Republic of Croatia declining trend in the number of milk suppliers is registered, (69.3 % decline in the year 2010 compared to the 2002). Since the EU expects to abolish production quotas in the future (after the years 2014/2015), and reduce different protections for milk producers, there will be a decrease in the price of European milk. According to some predictions price will decrease for 5-15 % in the most of the EU countries, and this will be subsequently reflected in the Republic of Croatia. Mentioned facts will force milk producers to maximize business rationalization. At dairy farm, the highest cost is for animal feed, it is an ideal starting point for the implementation of business rationalization procedures. Previous studies show that the production of own animal feed can reduce the feeding cost by 30-50 %, compared to purchased fodder. Therefore, this study seeks to determine the effect of different forage courses on dairy farm profitability and cost of milk per kg. To create a technological-economic model, which is used to calculate basic economic and technological parameters for the three types of commercial farms in Croatia, data from 210 farms from the Pannonian regions of Croatia was used. The existing forage feeding line and four recommended by experts (technologists) were taken into consideration. The results were used as input data for AHP multi-criteria analysis, which rankes feeding line. According to the overall feeding lines priorities for all three types of dairy farms, the rank will start with feeding line 3, which consists of a mixture of peas and grains, corn silage, barley, Italian ryegrass and DTS, while the worst option is existing feeding line.

dairy farm; feeding lines; technological-economic model; AHP analysis

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