Amazing Grazing: science in support of future grass based dairy systems

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Abstract

The Amazing Grazing project addresses the challenges that Dutch farmers face in grazing systems with high feed supplementation and high stocking rates on available grazing area. The project consists of six interlinked components (soil, grass growth, grass supply, grass intake, supllementation and behaviour), that are arranged around two grazing and three cutting experiments, as well as three farmer consultation groups. The grazing experiment showed that fresh grass intakes of approximately 6 kg DM cow -1 d-1 are feasible in intensive grazing systems with high feed supplementation levels. Tools for grass monitoring and planning, as well as cow behaviour monitoring, are being developed to support farmer decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable meat and milk production from grasslands
EditorsB. Horan, D. Hennessy, M. O'Donovan, E. Kennedy, B. McCarthy, J.A. Finn, B. O'Brien
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
Pages336-338
ISBN (Electronic)9781841706443
ISBN (Print)9781841706436
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2018
Event27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018): Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jul 2018
https://www.egf2018.com/

Publication series

NameGrassland Science in Europe
Volume23

Conference

Conference27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018)
CountryIreland
CityCork
Period17/06/1821/07/18
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