From your point of view, why this farm is interesting to be followed in R4D ?
"Very efficient farm, Cost digression by size, 2 Farmers merged farms, to become more efficient and to allow family life,Investment into a biogas power plant together with 4 further farmers to make use of slurry, solid manure and surplus silage , Slurry separation to use as basic bedding material with the aim to replace purchased straw
Acting as contractor to optimize utilisation of farm machinery, Focus on animal health and optimal feeding for robust cows and high milk quality"
Technical issues involved on this farm
Combination of dairy farm and biogas production, slurry separation to use as bedding material
Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems
Increased focus on animal welfare, very healthy cows, German supermarket chains have increased their requirements fro animal welfare, the farm will in the next year allow more free range area/grazing to increase animal welfare. Part of the concept is highly motivated, good paid regional employees. Digressions of indirect energy input by increased herd size of high yielding cows.