Operational Group

Sustainable N efficient GMO-free feeding on dairy farms in Schleswig-Holstein

Operational Group

Sustainable N efficient GMO-free feeding on dairy farms in Schleswig-Holstein

Start Date: 01 June 2015

End Date: 31 May 2015

Location: Germany


The feeding of Schleswig-Holstein dairy cows is constantly calculated and optimized by specialized advisors and experts of feed suppliers. A question that arises when implementing diets with reduced protein content but not yet answered and analyzed is: How much protein requires the dairy cow really or how can we make the feeding more N-efficient?

The OG Milk - feed & feeding aims with the innovation project to contribute to the efficient use of protein feed for dairy cows. The reduction of protein content in the total ration leads to decreased nitrogen excretion via the liquid manure and therefore to a reduction of nitrate loads from animal excrement into the environment. Of this project should also increasingly come from native production to guarantee a GMO-free feeding for the consumers.

Lead Partner:

University of Kiel, Institut für Tierzucht und Tierhaltung Hermann-Rodewald-Str. 6, DE-24118 Kiel (Research organisation)

Participating Farmers:

Dirk Richelsen Joachim Schoof

Private company from the agricultural sector:

ATR Landhandel - Helmut Pförtner

DLG Danmark - Marie Løvendahl Raun

HaGe Kiel - Stefan Neumann und Stefan Plähn

Research and research transfer centers:

Landwirtschaftskammer SH - Dr. Johannes Thaysen Kompetenzzentrum Milch - Nadine Schnipkoweit

Advisory centers:

Agrarberatung Nord - Uwe Bäumer Agrarberatung Mitte - Thomas Bahr

Non profit organisations:

Bundesverband Deutscher Milchviehhalter – Kirsten Wosnitza

Website :

Coordinator :
Prof. Dr. Georg Thaller, University of Kiel, DE-24118 Kiel Tel.: 0049431-8807329, gthaller@tierzucht.uni-kiel.de

Funding organisations:
Wir fordern den ländlichen Raum, eip-agri

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