GrassaGrassa

For dairy farmers

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Grassa

More profitable and more sustainable with Grassa

For dairy farmers

The Grassa concept offers dairy farmers opportunities to become more sustainable without additional investments and to meet the environmental standards of 2030. In addition, the Grassa concept and the use of accessible grass offers dairy farmers the opportunity to earn more with the same grass.

Grass is the basic raw material for the roughage of dairy cattle. The operational management on a dairy farm is fully geared to get the perfect roughage, in the form of fresh grass or silage. Fertilization and mowing time are carefully chosen to get the best grass. Crude protein is probably the most important parameter you look at. VEM, OEB, NDF, it all has to be in balance in order to get as much milk production as possible from one hectare of land. This is necessary to have a good revenue model, but also to be able to meet the increasingly strict sustainability requirements. Large investments in housing systems are therefore often necessary.

But it can be different. The Grassa concept offers dairy farmers opportunities to become more sustainable without additional investments and to meet the environmental standards of 2030. In addition, the Grassa concept and the use of accessible grass offers dairy farmers the opportunity to earn more with the same grass. That sounds too good to be true, right? We ask you to take a critical look at your grass base raw material and to assess whether it is currently being used most effectively. We don't think so. The Grassa concept provides a vision on how to handle your grass. In that vision, the future of grass is unlocked: feed only what the cow needs, with the standard that milk production remains the same or improves itself. Meanwhile, emissions are going down.

Each dairy farm has its own characteristics and operational management. The results of the Grassa concept depend on the operational management. In general, the sustainability gain and additional earnings are obtained from the following components.

Sustainability gain

Reducing RE in the ration leads to:

  • 30% less ammonia emissions
  • 30% less phosphate emissions
  • 10-15% less methane

Additional Earnings / Savings

  • Payment for protein/profit sharing with grass improvement facility
  • No high investment in emission-reducing (house) measures
  • Less manure disposal costs
  • Lower costs for concentrates
  • Trading of emission and CO2 rights

Are you a dairy farmer and interested in working together? Contact us.

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