Monitor Farms in Denmark

In Denmark there are 5 monitor farms participating in AUTOGRASSMILK.

Key figures from the Danish Farms (2014).

 

ID  DK1 DK2 DK3 DK5 DK6 
Region Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark Denmark
South West South East Mid West Mid West Mid
Farm description Organic Organic  Organic Conventional  Organic
Number of cows 209 54 104 83 209
Farm area 422 68 284 51 30
Roughage areal 291 51 142 43
Grazing areal 71 45 55 25 30
Breed Danish Holstein Danish Holstein Cross Breed Jersey Jersey
Calving 1/1 – 31/12 1/1-1/4 1/1-31/12 1/1-31/12 1/1-31/12
Milk production
Milk yield (kg/cow) 8529 5841 7567 6483 7037
Milk protein (%) 3,3 3,2 3,5 4 4
Milk Fat (%) 4 3,9 4,3 5,6 5,8
Somatic Cell Count (x1000 calls/m)l 200 300 280 230 200
Feeding (kg DM/day)*
Total 22 18 22 19 20
Grazing 6 11 10 5 6
Roughage 10 3 4 8 6
Rest 6 4 7 7 7
Pasture management Adapted rotation out between 06 and 16 Rotation All day round Rotation out between 22 and 17 Permanent out between 02 and 19 Permanent out between 7 and 18
Milking system
Brand Lely A3 SAC mobile Lely A2 Delaval Delaval
Number of units 3 1 2 1 3

*Average for grazing period

Feeding and milkproduction in the grazing period for each farm. Data from 2014.

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