Abteilung Grünland und Futterbau/Ökologischer Landbau

Grazing systems for dairy cattle in NW-Europe - WS 2018/2019

Grazing systems for dairy cattle in Europe (AEF-agr836)
Module registration via OLAT
Do, 14:00 - 18:00 and Fr, 10:00 - 14:00, HRS9 - R.216;
Weekly blocked during the first half of the semester.

Scheduling of lectures


25./26. Oct Dr. Ralf Loges
CAU Kiel

Grazing terminology, grazing systems for dairy cattle, grazing systems in northern Germany, eco-efficiency of grazin

01./02. Nov Dr. Ralf Loges
CAU Kiel
  1. Farm Data Evaluation: Grazing versus Confinement
  2. The Lindhof-Project „Eco-efficiency of Grazing Systems“
08. Nov Prof. Beat Reidy
Berner Fachhochschule, HAFL

Grazing System in Switzerland
Background of Swiss dairy production, main types of grasslands, Swiss dairy production, evolution of Swiss dairy production, valorization of multifunctionality of Swiss dairy production, significance of forbs

09. Nov Dr. Carsten Malisch
CAU Kiel

Special Aspects of Forage Quality in Grazing Systems

15./16. Nov

Frederike Fenger

Moorepark, Ireland

Grazing Systems in Ireland
Compact spring-calving system of milk production in Ireland, grass breeding for grazing, perennial ryegrass - variety effects, sward management to optimise herbage intake, targets for pre- and post- grazing heights, economy of grazing systems, environmental effects

22./23. Nov Dr. Henri Kohnen
LTA Ettelbrück Luxemburg

Grazing Systems for Dairy Cattle in the Ardennes- Eifel Region
Grazing objectives; grazing basics (pre-grazing sward high, pasture pressure: stocking rate, post-grazing sward high; effect of grazing on milk yields;, farm walk with feed wedge, feeding and pasture calendar; results from Interreg IVb Dairyman project

29./30. Nov Dr. Agnes van den Pol-van Dasselaar
Wageningen, Netherlands

Grazing Systems in The Netherlands
Relationships between herbage on offer and grass intake, organizing grazing systems; new technologies (e.g. milking parlour systems for grazing,) decision support tools for grazing systems.

06./07. Dec Prof. Hubert Spiekers
LfL Grub, Bavaria

Grazing Systems in Alpine Regions
Forage quality, herbage intake, grazing from an animal nutrition perspective, grazing related challenges for animal breeding, economy of grazing, monitoring nutrient fluxes in grazing systems on commercial dairy farms in Bavaria

13./14. Dec

Dr. Ralf Loges
CAU Kiel

Dr. Carsten Malisch
CAU Kiel

Oral Examination



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