The aim of this study was to convert the DZK sector goals - for the themes covered by the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) within the biodiversity monitor for dairy farms - into target values at farm level. Within the study, criteria were first identified and selected to determine whether generic target values can be applied for all farms or whether target values should be aligned with farm-specific characteristics. These criteria were applied to the KPIs involved. As a result, for 2 KPIs (share of protein from own farm and share of permanent grassland) it is recommended to apply generic target values. For the other three KPIs (CO2-eq emission per kg of fat and protein corrected milk, nitrogen soil surplus per ha and ammonia emission per ha) it is recommended to work with farm-specific target values that depend on farm characteristics.
Zijlstra, J., Timmerman, M., Reijs, J., Plomp, M., de Haan, M., Sebek, L., & van Eekeren, N. (2019). Doelwaarden op bedrijfsniveau voor de KPI’s binnen de Biodiversiteitsmonitor Melkveehouderij. (Wageningen Livestock Research rapport; No. 1151). Wageningen Livestock Research. https://doi.org/10.18174/471202