Fodder stocks and portioning


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed


Farming system

Dairy cows

Description of the measure

Creating sufficient fodder stocks for years with low yields and small fodder stock units

Comments on sustainability

Fodder from good years is stored as a reserve for years with low yields, e.g. years with long summer drought, very wet years. It is useful to have a fodder reserve of up to 20%. The investment in storage facilities is paid off in years with high fodder prices and low availability. A portioning into small units, such as silage bales or hay, help to overcome times of low fodder availability in summer without having the need to open a big silo.