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R4D-BE-Fl-05 | Belgium Flandern | Zele Animal Nutrition Animal Well-Being/Welfare Dairy Cattle Management Ecological and Environmental Footprint/Mitigation of Climate Change/Inputs Efficiency Information Sources, Knowledge, Training
From your point of view, why this farm is interesting to be followed in R4D ?
This dairy farmer is currently investing in a new low-emission barn (max. number of cows 110) and his roughage is based on grass, grass/clover only.
Technical issues involved on this farm
Specific grass management, separate group housing on sand for dry cows, low-emission barn with closed floor, slurry scraper with closed discharge chute
Environment, animal welfare and society friendly production systems
antibiotic use close to zero, Ben&Jerry's carin dairy project