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Dirk and Nis Petersen

R4D-Ger-07 | Germany | Süderbrarup
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Dairy Cattle

Volume of milk production: 1 260 000 liters /year
Dairy cows: 140

Additional Information

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

Preservation of an old regional breed of cattle: Red Angeln Cattle (sub family of Scandinavian red) Very efficient farm, extreme high longevity of cows (Several cows producing more than 100.000 kg Milk per cow). Cost efficient feeding: quality grazing in combination with autumn block-calving. Using fast rotational grazing 5 cm growing hight, this allows for extremely high forage quality and a reduced workload. 1.5 workers to manage 140 cows. The farm has an extremely low carbon-footprint for milk, Angeln cattle is a dual purpose breed producing milk rich in fat and protein but more beef compared to Holstein-Frisian or Jerseys

Technical issues involved on this farm

Fast rotational grazing, keeping the system simple no investments without direct purpose. Replacing mineral fertilizers by clovers

Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems

High animal welfare extremely high longevity: Efficient grazing, very high share of forages in milkyield, moderate and targeted concentrate feeding. Grazing saves energy and reduces NH4-emissions. Work-saving grassland management, very healthy , low restocking rate, white clover replaces mineral-N, the farm produces milk with a very low-product carbon footprint. The farm focuses to improve live of farmland birds, falks, owls, starlings, swallows....

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