Grass milk

Project: Research

  • Arla Foods amba
  • Thise Mejeri ApS
  • SEGES P/S
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Description

The overall idea behind this project is to promote a balanced development of the entire organic sector by increasing the milk producers contribution of nutrients supply to the organic crop production and the remaining livestock productions. For this reason, it is important to have a high proportion of clover in the cows’ feed ration and the herd´s crop rotation.
The grass field has potential to supply the dairy cow with energy and nutrients that, without or with a very limited supplements, can ensure an efficient and profitable milk production. This is already put into practice in countries such as Ireland and New Zealand, however in Demark, this is only examined sparsely. Therefore, there is a need to look at how grass, fresh as well as preserved, can be included in the feeding of cows throughout the year in significant amounts. Such pasture-based ration can ensure a high resource utilization in cattle herds along with a beneficial and provable influence on the milk properties, which can result in a large-scale value increment for the benefit of the entire feed to food chain.
The aim of this project is to develop and document the production of milk, based on rations with a high proportion of clover, partly as a differentiated milk product and partly as an ecological system that contributes to the supply of feed and nutritional components to the remaining organic sectors.

Funding: Fonden for Økologisk Jordbrug (FØL) og Mælkeafgiftsfonden (MAF).

Collaborators: SEGES-Økologi, Arla Foods amba, Thise Mejeri:, Milk produceres: Torsten Wetche, Jørgen S. Madsen
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/01/201831/12/2020

    Research areas

  • grass, milk

Research outputs

ID: 145179648