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Bent Jensen-Nissen - Olaf Jürgensen GBR

R4D-Ger-09 | Germany | Jübek
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Dairy Cattle

Volume of milk production: 4 065 000 liters /year
Dairy cows: 398

Additional Information

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.

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