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Stockbreeding : Journal of Animal Improvement, Vol.65 No.4 February 2012. -

This paper gives the main characteristics of animal production in Croatia and analyzes its competitiveness as a basis for possible collaboration between the countries of Quadrilateral in the field of animal production. It describes the current state and recent trends in milk and meat production and their perspective after Croatian accession to EU. Particular emphasis is put on the analysis of trade relations with countries of the Quadrilateral. The main characteristic of Croatian livestock production is the small average farm size and low productivity what could be the main reasons for a general inefficient domestic livestock production and dependence on import of both live animals and animal products milk and meat. In order to increase the competitiveness of Croatian farmers’ and meet the increasing for milk and meat additional farm concentration and the cooperation of small holders as well as a more effective use of local resources such as land, labour and livestock tradition is necessary. In addition, after EU accession Croatian livestock sector can expect further integration in international trade and better opportunities for export e.g. elimination of protective tariffs on common EU market, especially with regard to products that are lacking in EU e.g. beef. In this way collaboration between countries of Quadrilateral through development and implementation of new technologies can contribute to a better use of specific national resources and better production efficiency.

Quadrilateral countries; livestock; milk and meat production



Author: Krešimir Salajpal - ; Agronomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska Danijel Karolyi - ; Agronomski fakultet Sveu

Source: http://hrcak.srce.hr/



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