"Successful grassland management is just possible, when you do it as intensive as an arable farmer takes care of his cereal production. Precondition is a high performing grass sward, which gives high dry matter yields and very good silage quality. This is the only way to achieve high milk production and high daily weight gains in bull fattening. You recognize the importance of grass silage just because we do not only feed the silage to dairy cows, but in the same way to our fattening bulls. The importance of grass silage for our second planned biogas plant will also increase.
Intensive grassland use gives free additional land for arable farming. Each hectare, on which we do not produce food for the animals, is free for the production of wheat, canola and other crops with high gross margins. This is a real double benefit which is often not seen.
Our grassland is renewed every 7-8 years. We focus on COUNTRY E 2025 silage. This mixture was originally developed as "Ramin mixture" especially for our farm. Due to the high content of meadow fescue and timothy COUNTRY E 2025 is very well suited for cutting. Perennial ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass are responsible for a persistent and dense sward. This composition ensures even on wet or cold locations, low moor and in higher altitudes high yield and persistence"