Walkowicz, Ewa; Jodkowska, Ewa; Rajca, Marta
January 2008
Zeszyty Naukowe Uniwersytetu Przyrodniczego we Wroclawiu: Biolog;2008, Vol. 56 Issue 566, p189
Academic Journal
The aim of this research was to characterize agricultural farms in mountainous regions, taking into account their potential of increasing profitability by recreational usage of kept horses. The research was carried out on 23 farms, located in the mountains in the area of boroughs of Walim, Jedlina Zdrój, Gluszyca and Nowa Ruda. Enquiries were carried out, containing data about the farms and horses kept there. Total surface of agricultural grounds was 435ha. In all farms the total of 126 horses were kept, mainly of no breed, representing both warm blood and cold blood breeds. The horses were only partly the source of income of the farms. It was shown that developing agrotourism and recreational horse riding, including guest accommodation and catering, seems to be the best solution to increase the profitability of the invesigated farms.


Related Articles

  • KEEP MACHINERY COSTS IN CHECK. Howe, David // Corn & Soybean Digest;Dec2009, Vol. 69 Issue 11, p11 

    The article discusses the economic performance of high-profit farms which participated in the Kansas Farm Management Association 2002-2006 project. According to Kansas State University agriculture economist Kevin Dhuyvetter, the cost of farming is the major reason behind the better performance...

  • KNOWLEDGE OF FARM WOMEN OF WAYANAD DISTRICT, KERALA ABOUT GOAT REARING PRACTICES. George, P. Reeja; Ranganathan, T. T.; Simon, Shibu; Pradeep, C. A. // Indian Journal of Animal Research;Mar2010, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p61 

    A study was undertaken to asses the knowledge of farm women in Wayanad district about goat rearing practices. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select 103 farm women from among the list of women from the three taluks of Wayanad district, who had been selected for loans to set...

  • The Source of Productivity Growth in Dutch Agriculture: A Perspective from Finance. Guan Zhengfei; Oude Lansink, Alfons // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Aug2006, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p644 

    In corporate finance, the impact of capital structure on firm performance has been widely studied. This article extends the capital structure study to the situation in agriculture, explicitly addressing the difference between family farms and corporate firms. We use the Malmquist productivity...

  • Lowering bull, costs. Ishmael, Wes // BEEF;Mar2006, Vol. 42 Issue 7, p8 

    The article focuses on the factors that affects bull cost. According to Bob Prosser, rancher of Bar T Bar Ranch, the primary factors affecting bull cost per weaned calf is the stocking rate of bulls to cow. Bull breeding is affected by the number of available waters and the percentage of cows...

  • Summer Vacation at Farvue. Wallace, Henry // New Republic;8/25/47, Vol. 117 Issue 8, p15 

    Recount the author's agricultural experiments in his farm north of New York City. Search for new and better varieties of plant and animal life; Description of the land being cultivated; Efforts on crossing and inbreeding chickens; Development of inbred strains of Barred Rocks and Rhode Island...

  • The Mayo ewe- way to go! Murphy, Gerry // Irish Farmers Monthly;Aug2007, p24 

    The article focuses on the reputation of the Mayo Mule and Greyface crossbreeds as top class breeding ewes in County Mayo, Ireland. They have traits of hardiness, milking and mothering ability and consistency at producing twin lambs, making them the breed of choice for farmers. Every year, a...

  • Recession, frost nip at Green Bluff. Frlan, Kim // Journal of Business (10756124);11/25/2009, Vol. 24 Issue 24, pA1 

    The article reports that direct-market farmers at Green Bluff Growers Association in Spokane, Washington are seeing growth in sales despite the low economy. It mentions that farmers have seen an increasing number of visitors during their annual Harvest Festival. It affirms that one reason for...

  • PRECISION PAYBACK. Knorr, Bryce; Vogt, Willie // Farm Futures;Mar2012, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p30 

    The article focuses on the potential of using precision farming and wireless communication devices to improve the profitability of a farm. It states that tying knowledge on production skill to management skill is crucial. It also mentions a survey which showed that those who use precision...

  • Land values a key driver of profits, losses. Newport, Alan // Indiana Prairie Farmer;Jan2013, Vol. 187 Issue 1, pBP7 

    An introduction is presented in which the author discusses reports within the issue on topics including how to manage land to get profit, land prices, and land rental values.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics