Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries

General information

Country:

Germany

Research Facility/installation:

Thünen-Institut of Organic Farming

Farm type:

Experimental farm

Stakeholder type:

Public

Address:

Thünen-Institute of Organic Farming Trenthorst 32 23847 Westerau Germany

Website:

https://www.thuenen.de/en/ol/

Primary Contact Person:

Dr. Kerstin Barth

Site characteristics

Climate:

Temperate

Total land (ha):

640

Grazing land (ha):

80

Grazing season length (days):

26

Enterprise:

Dairy

Animals

Number of dairy cows:

90

Dairy cow breed:

German holstein

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Steer breed:

Research equipment

Individual feed intake facility:

No

Metabolism facility:

No

Greenhouse gas measurement:

No

Digestion facilities:

No

Grazing studies equipment:

Yes

Behavioural monitoring:

Yes

Ethical aspects

Animal Welfare body:

Yes

Licence to perform experiments:

Yes

Name of the ethical licence body:

Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitalization Schleswig Holstein

Laboratory facilities

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