The strategy of the development of farms that are engaged in egg production

Marija KLOPČIČ, Barbara PODRŽAJ, Antonija HOLCMAN


The aim of the study was to find out conditions and characteristics of Slovenian farms that are engaged in egg production as well as their future strategic plans. The results were obtained with questionnaires that were sent to 87 farmers but 50 were properly answered and returned. Besides egg production most farmers are engaged in other agricultural and non-agricultural activities. The main objective of farmers is sufficient income and production of quality and safety animal products. The differences among groups of farmers are presented according to system of egg production (organic / other systems), model of production (specialization / various agricultural and non-agricultural activities) and expected egg production in future (enlarged production / unchanged production).


poultry; laying hens; eggs; farms; development; strategy; questionnaires; Slovenia


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