Full texts of Papers

SESSION 1 Livestock systems

Extensive sheep farming in Central France : diversity of management types in relation to savings of concentrates, product marketing and labour availability. Consequences for grazing organization.
Benoît Dedieu & J.M. Chabosseau, France.

Socio-economic and marketing aspects of livestock regimes in regions a) with still existing low intensity livestock systems; b) where the implementation of such systems could be a future alternative and c) where even low intensity livestock systems have little future.
Rainer Luick, Germany

The socio-economics of sheep and goat farming in Greece and the implications for future rural development.
Yiannis Hadjigeorgiou, François Vallerand, and George Zervas, Greece

The process of change in the livestock systems of small family farmers in response to new local development programs: The example of the mountainous region of Evritania.
Dimitris Katsaros, Greece

Husbandry systems and market segmentation of products from LFAs - the example of Luberon lamb in France.
Jacques Lasseur, Jean-Pierre Boutonnet, Danielle Ponchelet, Marie-Claude Leouffre, Christian Deverre, France

Future applications of web-based information and tele-cooperation in integrated research on livestock production.
Marianne Andres & Jan Mark Pohlmann ZADI, Germany

SESSION 2 - Results of LSIRD feasibility studies

Report of feasibility of LSIRD study on the establishment of cashmere production in the EU.
Angus Russel, UK

The introduction of moose to more southerly regions of Europe for the management of wetland biotopes.
Thiérry Lecomte, France

Analysis of the viability of ostrich farming in the EU.
Brian Revell & John Adams, UK

SESSION 3 - Adding value

The added value of cashmere and kid meat production in the Norwegian dairy goat industry.
Lars Olav Eik & L. J. Asheim, Norway

On-farm food processing in France, the experience of the observatoire of innovation in Europe.
Martine François. France

Extensive beef cattle production in Portugal: the added value of indigenous breeds in the beef market.
Luis Pinto de Andrade, L., Rodrigues, A.M. & Várzea Rodrigues, J.P., Portugal

Consumer expectations and behaviour in lamb and beef consumption in Germany: problems and opportunities for environmentally-friendly animal husbandry systems.
Gerold Rahmann, Germany

SESSION 4 Policy

The role of agricultural policy in maintaining High Nature Value (HNV) farming systems in Europe.
Petra Hellegers, Netherlands

Livestock agriculture and rural development in Ireland - challenges for policy.
Jim Phelan, Ireland
The implications of further CAP Reform on the regional impact of livestock headage payments in Scotland.

Richard Kelly & Andrew Copus, Scotland
Greening LFA payments: the environmental dimension of agricultural support in disadvantaged areas of the United Kingdom.

Peter Midmore, Anne-Marie Sherwood & Gabriella Roughley. Aberystwyth, UK

Integrating the multi-objective roles of livestock production activities in a policy for sustainable development: the case of "Carso", Trieste, Italy.
Gianluigi Gallenti, Francesco Marangon & Roberta Leonarduzzi, Italy

SESSION 5 Environmental Management

Livestock production systems and the vegetation dynamics of Less Favoured Areas (LFAs): developing viable systems to manage semi-natural vegetation in temperate LFAs in Spain. (versión en español)
Koldo Osoro & Javier Martínez Vassallo, Spain

The economics and ecology of extensively reared Highland cattle in the Scottish LFA: an example of a self sustaining livestock system.
Eric Bignal, Davy McCracken & Aeneas MacKay, UK

Biotope conservation with ruminants in Germany: the example of goats on shrub-infested slopes.
Pera Haumann, Germany

Variation in intensity of grassland farming in Austria's Alpine areas - a socio-economic study.
Christina Mayer and Hans-Karl Wytrzens, Austria.