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-As most cultivation types are difficult to maintain in the rough Alpine environment,​ with its steep terrain and harsh climate, farmers have instead focused on the production +As most cultivation types are difficult to maintain in the rough Alpine environment,​ with its steep terrain and harsh climate, farmers have instead focused on the production of animal-derived products like milk, cheese and meat. Dairy and beef cows have therefore become common in the Alpine landscape, along with equine species, sheep and goats. The demand for grassland-derived forage varies greatly with the composition of the herd and the age and gender of the animals. The energetic costs required by animals for milk production were also included in the calculations,​ based on the average amount of milk produced per municipality. Nowadays, such energetic requirements are largely satisfied with the consumption of additional fodder and nutritional supplements,​ as local grassland farming alone is often insufficient. The resulting map shows that the largest demand is located in the northern foothills of the Alps and in the Po valley, where great numbers of cattle are present. In these areas, the high demand for fodder is satisfied through multiple sources: concentrated feed, biomass from local grasslands and imported biomass, transported from other production zones. The steepness and ruggedness of the central mountains preclude the management of large herds of animals.
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-of animal-derived products like milk, cheese and meat. Dairy and beef cows have therefore become common in the Alpine landscape, along with equine species, sheep and goats. The demand for grassland-derived forage varies greatly with the composition of the herd and the age and gender of the animals. The energetic costs required by animals for milk production were also included in the calculations,​ based on the average amount of milk produced per municipality. Nowadays, such energetic requirements are largely satisfied with the consumption of additional fodder and nutritional supplements,​ as local grassland farming alone is often insufficient. The resulting map shows that the largest demand is located in the northern foothills of the Alps and in the Po valley, where great numbers of cattle are present. In these areas, the high demand for fodder is satisfied through multiple sources: concentrated feed, biomass from local grasslands and imported biomass, transported from other production zones. The steepness and ruggedness of the central mountains preclude the management of large herds of animals.+
  
  
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