From your point of view, why this farm is interesting to be followed in R4D ?
Very efficient farm, very healthy animals, very high longevity of cows. Cost efficient feeding: quality grazing in combination with autumn block-calving. Using constantly stocked short grass grazing 5 cm growing high, this allows for extremely high forage quality and a reduced workload, so the couple of Kirsten and Gerd can manage the farm independently fro external workers and on top find the time to engage them in farmers unions and put a lot of energy in their blog making the urban society understand, what real farming is challenged with and show their farms animal welfare, producing milk with healthy and happy cows
Technical issues involved on this farm
photovoltaic, maximizing of grazing in combination with high yielding cows. Healthy cows, short grass grazing, very well organized workload, combination of dairy farm and energy production
Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems
High animal welfare: Grazing in combination innovative improved old cubical barn. Feeding the cows in open troughs. Grazing saves energy and reduces NH4-emissions. Work-saving grassland management, very healthy , high yielding and long living cows. Low restocking rate, a very low-product carbon footprint is expected