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Rieckens landmilch GmbH Kherstin & Bert Riecken

R4D-Ger-05 | Germany | Gro├čbarkau
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Dairy Cattle

Volume of milk production: 560 000 liters /year
Dairy cows: 70

Additional Information

From your point of view, why this farm is interesting to be followed in R4D ?

A diverse organic mixed farm, generating income in various ways. All milk from 70 Cows is self processed in the farm creamery, sold via delivery services or in the farm shop, also processed beef is sold there. Optimised rotational grazing system to produce extreme high quality grass. In 2021 an Agroforestry project was established by planting 1500 trees, for carbon sequestration, production of timber, but also fruit and leaves to be grazed by the cows, the trees will in future also offer shadow for the grazing animals.

Technical issues involved on this farm

Own creamery, delivery service to 1500 households very modern well equipped unmanned farm shop (observed by video), agroforestry, very good infrastructure/grazing platform (rotational grazing)

Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems

Diverse organic mixed farm, farm creamery, sold via delivery services or in the farm shop in returnable bottles and containers, also processed beef is sold there (short ways). Optimised rotational grazing system to produce extreme high quality grass saving energy and animal welfare. Agroforestry for carbon sequestration, production of timber, but also fruit and leaves to be grazed by the cows, the trees will in future also offer shadow for the grazing animals.

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has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000770.