From your point of view, why this farm is interesting to be followed in R4D ?
Very efficient farm, Cost efficient feeding: quality grazing in combination with autumn block-calving, reintroduction of sugar beets as energy rich forage to reduce concentrate feeding, recycling of animal manure in an efficient biogas-power plant. Certified animal welfare milk production achieving higher milk prices, all heifer calves are raised by nurse-cows
Technical issues involved on this farm
photovoltaic, maximizing of grazing in combination with high yielding cows. Combination of dairy farm and biogas production
Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems
High animal welfare: Grazing in combination with improved comfort cubical barn. Grazing saves energy and reduces NH4-emissions, all heifer calves are raised by nurse-cows, feeding of sugar-beets reduces concentrate-import and allows for extended crop-rotations