Free-Range Organic Beef Cattle Breeding as a Way for Sustainable Development of Russian Rural Territories

ZINAIDA KOZENKO, SANDZHI KOTEEV, IVAN NEDZIEV, ALEXANDRA BOBICHEVA, KONSTANTIN KOZENKO

Abstract


Paper reviews a potential for producing organic beef under environmentally friendly conditions. Environment of southern Russian regions allows to implement an innovative low-cost technology of cattle breeding conforming to world standards for organic agriculture. In this regard, paper reveals a development trend of organic productions markets, analyzes an institutional environment for organic food production, and considers a problem of unsustainablity of Russian agriculture due to low hectare revenues and most risky weather conditions. As a way of solution for this problem there proposed a practically proven technology of free-range cattle breeding, allowing to improve the economic efficiency of agricultural lands by buildup of an extended production chain in transforming naturally and artificially grown forage grasses and grains in high-quality organic beef. High added value of this product and minimization of costs for its production under free-range conditions allows to receive a hectare revenue up to 3600 USD.

Keywords


Organic Agriculture, Organic Livestock, Organic Beef Cattle BreedingText


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/icesd2020/34102

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