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Overview of scientific content EGF 2015

Overview of all scientific content of EGF 2015

NVWV

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Opening
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Role of grass land and animal feed in high output dairy farming systems

Powerpoint of the presentation “Role of grass land and animal feed in high output dairy farming systems ( From a dairy chain perspective) by Piet Boer

Boer P.

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Priorities for the European R&D agenda with regard to sustainable intensification in dairy farming

Powerpoint of the presentation by Ray Keatinge about priorities for the European R&D agenda with regard to sustainable intensification in dairy farming.

Keatinge R.

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Synthesis
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Synthesis EGF 2015 in the Netherlands

Synthesis EGF 2015

Johannes Isselstein

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Letter of thanks
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Letter of thanks

Letter of thanks received from the EUROPEAN GRASSLAND FEDERATION.

Dr Lars Nesheim, Dr Willy Kessler

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Session 1. High output dairy farming systems
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Dairy production systems in Finland

In Finland milk and beef contribute 50% of the agricultural gross return.

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Virkajärvi P., Rinne M., Mononen J., Niskanen O., Järvenranta K. and Sairanen A.

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High output farming systems in Europe: the French case

This paper focusses on dairy production systems in France.

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Brocard V., Belot P.-E., Foray S., Perrot C. and Rouillé B.

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Forage production and use in the dairy farming systems of Northern Italy

In the Po river valley, which represents the largest plain area of Northern Italy, the two main dairy farming systems are associated with cheese production: one for Grana Padano (GP) cheese using s

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Mantovi P., Dal Prà A., Pacchioli M.T. and Ligabue M.

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Portuguese dairy farming systems

Milk production is responsible for about 11% of global agricultural output in Portugal.

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Trindade H.

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Fifty years of forage supply on dairy farms in the Netherlands

Dairy farming in the Netherlands has shown big changes during the last 50 years as a consequence of various technical, economic and social developments.

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Van Dijk H., Schukking S. and Van der Berg R.

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The effect of decreased N and P applications on herbage quality in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, the amounts per ha of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) applied have been reduced by approximately 40% since 1996, due to legislative restrictions.

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Abbink G.W., Reijneveld J.A. and Linders P.B.J.

The effects on performance of out-wintering replacement heifers in a high-output dairy system

Out-wintering replacement dairy heifers is commonly practised among low input pasture-based dairy systems, and is potentially an option to facilitate expansion for high output dairy farms.

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Atkins N.A., Bleach E.C.L. and Sinclair L.A.

Development of a validity test for survey data on milk-from-grass from German dairy farms

Questionnaires are a frequently used instrument to analyse the productivity of farms. As surveys might include wrong or incorrect data, there is a need for validity testing.

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Becker T.H., Blume L., Kayser M. and Isselstein J.
Session 3. High output and high (eco)efficiency
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Eco-efficient pasture based dairy farm systems: a comparison of New Zealand, The Netherlands and Ireland

European and New Zealand dairy farmers pursue high productivity, while meeting the requirements of environmental legislation.

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Pinxterhuis J.B., Beare M.H., Edwards G.R., Collins R.P., Dillon P. and Oenema J.

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Quantifying the environmental performance of individual dairy farms – the annual nutrient cycling assessment

Dairy farming is characterised by extensive fluxes of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P): large amounts of these elements cycle via feed, manure, soils and crops.

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Aarts H.F.M., De Haan M.H.A., Schröder J.J., Holster H.C., De Boer J.A., Reijs J.W., Oenema J., Hilhorst G.J., Sebek L.B., Verhoeven F.P.M. and Meerkerk B.

Eco-efficiency of grass-based dairy systems in Switzerland

Grassland covers 70% of the Swiss agricultural area, resulting in a large proportion of grass in the diet of Swiss dairy cows.

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Alig M., Sutter M. and Nemecek T.

Evaluation of dry matter yield of ryegrass varieties on Irish grassland farms

Increasing grass growth and utilisation on Irish dairy farms is shown to have a positive effect on farm profitability.

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Byrne N. , Berry D.P., Geoghegan A., Shalloo L., Gilliland T.J. and O’Donovan M.

Benefits of × Festulolium varieties in European agriculture

Festulolium (× Festulolium) has been listed as a grass genus on the European list of Plant Varieties since 2004.

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Cernoch V. and Groenbaek O.
Session 2. Grassland and fodder crops in high output systems
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Intercropping maize and Caucasian clover to reduce environmental impact of maize silage production

Maize (Zea mays L.) silage has become an increasingly important forage crop in high output dairy farming systems in Europe and North America because of its high energy density, relatively uniform n

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Albrecht K.A., Ochsner T.E., Schwab A.R. and Jokela W.E.

Yield and nutritive value of binary legume-grass mixtures under grazing

Legume-grass mixtures generally provide more consistent forage yield than monocultures.

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Bélanger G., Tremblay G.F., Dos Passos Bernardes A., Papadopoulos Y., Fillmore S., Lajeunesse J. and Duynisveld J.

Use of the Lifecorder+® sensor to assess grazing time of dairy cows

The Lifecorder+® is a uniaxial neck-mounted activitymeter.

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Allain C., Raynal J., Beck C., Delagarde R. and Brocard V.

Farm-level phytodiversity of dairy farms is related to within-farm diversity of grassland management types

We analysed 163 vegetation relevés from grassland plots of 24 conventional dairy farms in Lower Saxony, NW Germany.

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Breitsameter L. and Isselstein J.

Improved potassium fertiliser recommendation for grasslands in the Netherlands

Optimal potassium (K) fertilisation stimulates grassland production. In 2011 and 2012 fertiliser trials on grassland were executed to update the 40-year-old recommendations.

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Bussink D.W., Van Middelkoop J.C., Holshof G. and Van der Draai H.

How much milk is produced from pasture? Comparison of two calculation methods

The sustainable use of grassland resources is a good way to produce cheap fodder of adequate quality with usually short transportation pathways.

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Cleven M., Verhoeven A., Pries M., Berendonk C. and Wrage-Mönnig N.

Exploitable yield potential of grasslands in the Netherlands

The Dutch dairy sector is leading in production efficiency with research and innovation achieving great improvements by focussing on the cow as the central production factor.

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Cornelissen J.M.R., De Haan M.H.A., Hin C.J.A., Zijerveld E.J.M. and Philipsen A.P.

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