Economics of broiler production systems in the Netherlands : Economic aspects within the Greenwell sustainability assessment model

Horne, P.L.M. van


This report describes the economic dimension within the overall Greenwell sustainability model. Production costs, revenues and income of four broiler production systems in the Netherlands are calculated. The results show that for all cost components the costs increase when moving from conventional to Dutch Retail broilers or to Better Life one star and finally to organic. As a result of a higher revenue price in all alternative systems the farmers’ income in 2017 was similar to the conventional production system.