Abteilung Grünland und Futterbau/Ökologischer Landbau

Grazing systems for dairy cattle in NW-Europe - WS 2019/2020

(AEF-agr836, Thursday 2-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 14 p.m., HRS9 - R.216)

Module registration via OLAT
Weekly blocked during the first half of the semester.

Scheduling of lectures (pdf)

25.Oct.
and
01.Nov.

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm
Taube
, CAU Kiel

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

07./08.
Nov.
Dr. Henri Kohnen
Centre of Resiliency,
Wiltz, Luxembourg

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.

13. Nov.
(Departure:
1 p.m.)
Dr. Ralf Loges,
CAU Kiel
The Lindhof project I: Eco-efficiency of grazing systems; farm
walk including measuring grass growth, …
14./15.
Nov.
M.Sc. Friederike
Fenger
, Teagasc,
Animal & Grassland
Research and
Innovation Centre,
Moorepark

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

21./22.
Nov.
Prof. Dr. Hubert
Spiekers
, Bavarian
State Research Center
for Agriculture (LfL)
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
28./29.
Nov.
Dr. Agnes van den Pol-
van Dasselaar
, Aeres
University of Applied
Sciences, EGF Working
Group "Grazing"
Grazing systems in the Netherlands and Europe
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
05. Dec. Prof. Dr. Beat Reidy,
Bern University of
Applied Sciences (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.
06. Dec. Dr. Carsten Malisch,
CAU Kiel
literature analysis
12. Dec. Dr. Ralf Loges,
CAU Kiel
The Lindhof project I (cont.): Eco-efficiency of grazing systems, first data
13. Dec.

Dr. Carsten Malisch,
CAU Kiel

The Lindhof project II: Biodiversity x productivity
19./20.
Dec.
Prof. Dr. Friedhelm
Taube
, CAU Kiel
Oral examination
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