Abteilung Grünland und Futterbau/Ökologischer Landbau

Grazing systems for dairy cattle in NW-Europe - WS 2020/21

(AEF-agr836, Thursday 2-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)

Module registration via OLAT: https://lms.uni-kiel.de/url/RepositoryEntry/1108738057
Weekly blocked during the first half of the semester.

Scheduling of lectures




05./06. Nov.

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube, CAU Kiel


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

12./13. Nov.

Dr. Ralf Loges, CAU Kiel

The Lindhof project I: Eco-efficiency of grazing systems in Northern Germany (lecture on Thursday); virtual farm walk including measuring grass growth, tiller density etc. on Friday …

19./20. 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

26./27. Nov.

Prof. Dr. Hubert Spiekers, Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL)

Grazing systems in alpine regions of Bavaria

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

03./04. Dec.


Dr. Agnes van den Pol-van Dasselaar, Aeres University of Applied Sciences, NL – Head: EGF Working Group "Grazing"

Grazing systems in the Netherlands and Europe

Grazing in Europe, background of Dutch dairy production, advantages and disadvantages of grazing, relationships between herbage on offer and grass intake, Nieuw Nederlands Weiden, decision support tools for grazing systems

10. Dec.


Prof. Dr. Beat Reidy,
Bern University of Applied Sciences (HAFL)


Grazing Systems in Switzerland

Grassland-based dairy production in the context of an alpine country. Pedoclimatic conditions, structures, and agropolitical framework. Types of grasslands, valorization of multifunctionality and environmental challenges.

11. Dec.


Research Prof. Dr. Håvard Steinshamn
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway

Grazing systems in Norway

Ruminant livestock production, and grassland resources and management. Grazing systems for dairy cattle, beef cattle, dairy goats and sheep - examples from practice and experiments

17./18. Dec.

Dr. Carsten Malisch, CAU Kiel

The Lindhof project II: Biodiversity x productivity (17.) and  literature analysis (18.)

07./08. Jan. 2021

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube, CAU Kiel

Oral examination (registration via QIS from 14.12. to 18.12.2020)



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