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Session 2. Grassland and fodder crops in high output systems
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Developing a predictive model for grass growth in grass-based milk production systems

In temperate regions grazed grass is the most economical means of feeding dairy cows. Grass growth is highly variable within and between years.

PDF icon egf2015-Paillette - Developing a.pdf

Paillette C.A., Delaby L., Shalloo L., O’Connor D. and Hennessy D.

Organic fertilization on mountain grassland

Semi-natural grassland in the Central area of Apuseni Mountains, Romania is fertilized only with organic fertilizers. Manure from cows and horses is applied in quantities of 6 to 10 Mg ha‑1.

PDF icon egf2015-Plesa - Organic.pdf

Pleșa A., Rotar I., Păcurar F., Vidican R., Balázsi A. and Stoian V.

Production potential of grassland and fodder crops in high-output systems in the Low Countries in north western Europe and how to deal with limiting factors

The farming community currently growing fodder crops and grassland in areas with intensive dairy production in the EU is confronted with opportunities and threats related to (1) characteristics of

PDF icon egf2015-Reheul - production potential.pdf

Reheul D., Cougnon M., De Cauwer B., Swanckaert J., Pannecoucque J., D’Hose T., Van den Nest T., De Caesteker E., Vaes R., Peeters A., Baert J. and De Vliegher A.

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Effect of feeding system on cow milk fatty acids composition in a panel of Galician dairy farms

Sixty farms located in the Galicia region (NW Spain) were sampled four times during 2012 and samples of ration ingredients and bulk-tank milk were taken with the objective of studying the relations

PDF icon egf2015-Resch-Zafra - Effect.pdf

Resch-Zafra C., Pereira-Crespo S., Flores-Calvete G., Dagnac T., Gónzalez L., Agruña M.J., Fernández-Lorenzo B. and Veiga M.

Botanical composition of clover-grass silages affects milk yield in dairy cows

The botanical composition of clover-grass silage is said to affect nutritive value and nutrient degradation kinetics.

PDF icon egf2015-Rojen - Botantical.pdf

Røjen B.A. and Kristensen N.B.

A soil and weather dependent estimator of the soil’s capacity to supply nitrogen

The ability of soils to meet nitrogen (N) requirements of grass via mineralization of organic matter is of economic and environmental importance to farmers and society.

PDF icon egf2015-Ros - A soil.pdf

Ros G.H., Bussink D.W. and Reijneveld J.A.

Mineral fertilization on mountain grassland

As seen in other studies conducted over time, mineral fertilization provides an opportunity to improve grassland productivity and fodder quality.

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Rotar I., Păcurar F., Vidican R., Mălinaș A. and Gliga A.

The development of yield and digestibility of a grass mixture during primary growth and regrowth

Development of yield and digestibility of grass leys was studied in Maaninka, Finland during the 2014 growing season.

PDF icon egf2015-Sairanen - The development.pdf

Sairanen A. and Hyrkäs M.

High productivity of perennial grasses with alfalfa mixtures in North-Eastern Romania

The current tendency is for intensification of livestock farming, pursuing continuous improvement of quantitative and qualitative performance of products.

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Samuil C., Muntianu I.C., Popovici C.I., Stavarache M. and Vintu V.

Sward surface height estimation with a rising plate meter and the C-Dax Pasturemeter

Pasture-based production systems are economically interesting, but only if grown herbage is efficiently used.

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Schori F.

Predicting the harvest date of silage maize based on whole crop or cob dry matter contents

In Germany, it is recommended to harvest silage maize at a whole-crop dry matter (DM) content (GTS) of 32 to 36% and a cob DM content (KTS) of about 55%.

PDF icon egf2015-Schuppenies - Predicting.pdf

Schuppenies R., Pickert J. and Herrmann A.

Genotypic variation in vernalisation response and autumn growth in forage grass species

Depending on the grass species, development of stem-forming tillers is strictly regulated by temperature and/or day length (DL).

PDF icon egf2015-Seppanen - Genotypic.pdf

Seppänen M.M., Jokela V., Uusitalo T., Korhonen P. and Virkajärvi P.

The effect of cutting strategy on production and quality of high-yielding multispecies grasslands

There is an increasing focus on biodiversity and feed resources for pollinators. However, the integration of these elements into high-yielding temporary grasslands is a challenge.

PDF icon egf2015-Soegaard - The effect.pdf

Søegaard K. and Eriksen J.

Milk production with or without protein supplement in combination with forage at two protein levels

With the aim to study the effect of protein supplement, two concentrate diets, one consisting of cereal grain only, and one with protein supplements added, were combined with two grass-clover silag

PDF icon egf2015-Sporndly - Milk.pdf

Spörndly R. and Spörndly E.

Influence of undigested and digested cattle slurry on grassland yield compared to mineral fertilizer

The of production biogas from cattle slurry is increasing in Estonia, but there is not enough information about the efficiency of using its by-product digestate as grassland fertilizer.

PDF icon egf2015-Tampere - Influence.pdf

Tampere M., Kauer K., Keres I., Parol A., Pitk P., Selge A., Viiralt R. and Raave H.

Herbage energy to protein ratio of binary and complex legume-grass mixtures

Herbage with a greater ratio of energy availability to protein degradability increases dairy cow N-use efficiency.

PDF icon egf2015-Tremblay - Herbage.pdf

Tremblay G.F., Bélanger G., Simili Da Silva M., Lajeunesse J., Papadopoulos Y.A., Fillmore S.A.E. and Jobim C.C.
Session 1. High output dairy farming systems
Title Abstractsort descending Author Other files

Synthesis of systems of European grassland typologies at plot, farm and region levels

On the basis of a literature search, a compilation of agronomic, agri-environmental and phytosociological typologies of grasslands are presented at plot, farm and region levels.

PDF icon egf2015-Peeters - Are there.pdf

Peeters A.

Using models to establish the most financially optimum expansion strategy for Irish dairy farms

Determining the impact of a change of management on differing farm characteristics is a significant challenge in the evolution of dairy systems, due to the interacting components of complex biologi

PDF icon egf2015-Ruelle - using.pdf

Ruelle E., Delaby L., Wallace M. and Shalloo L.

The amount of maize in the feed ration influences milk composition in Northern Spain

The oceanic climate conditions of Asturias (Spain) are favourable for grass and pasture production. However, the use of concentrates in dairy-cow diets has increased in the last decades.

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Santiago C., Jiménez-Calderón J.D., González A., Vicente F. and Martínez-Fernández A.

Effect of indoor silage feeding on pasture time in a batch-milked automatic milking rotary system

The effect of indoor silage feeding on pasture time was studied in an automatic milking rotary system with batch milking two times daily.

PDF icon egf2015-Sporndly - Effect .pdf

Spörndly E. and Andersson Å.

Production and cow-traffic management during the pasture season in large herds with automatic milking

A field study on management during the pasture season was conducted on 20 Swedish farms with at least two automatic milking (AM) units and over 130 cows registered in the official control system.

PDF icon egf2015-Sporndly - Production and cow-traffic.pdf

Spörndly E. and Karlsson M.

Production pasture versus exercise and recreation pasture for cows in automatic milking systems

In an automatic milking unit, a daytime grazing system with production pasture (group P) was compared with offering cows a small grass-covered paddock only for exercise and recreation, i.e.

PDF icon egf2015-Sporndly - Production pasture.pdf

Spörndly E., Andersson S., Pavard N., Le Goc S.
Session 3. High output and high (eco)efficiency
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Are there alternative paths towards more self-sufficient and resilient systems in dairy farms?

This paper synthesizes a selection of socio-economic studies from France and the Netherlands, and an ethnographic study in Belgium. It compares grassland-based farms with ‘more intensive farms’.

PDF icon egf2015-Peeters - synthesis.pdf

Peeters A., Delobel V. and Van der Ploeg J.D.

Performance of red clover mixtures in high output dairy systems: an agro-economical comparison

Inclusion of red clover (Trifolium pratense) in grasslands offers important economic and environmental advantages as nitrogen (N) fertilizer is replaced with N from N2 fixation.

PDF icon egf2015-Rietberg - Performance.pdf

Rietberg P., De Wit J. and Van Eekeren N.

Element concentrations in forage plants grown on power station ash deposit

Intensive livestock production is concentrated in the northern part of Serbia, particularly in the vicinity of Belgrade.

PDF icon egf2015-Simic - Element.pdf

Simić A., Dželetović Ž., Vučković S., Geren H. and Mandić V.

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