Grassland management


Short term

Sustainability components

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

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

Dairy cows

Description of the measure

Planning the cutting and grazing times properly to react to varying weather and growing conditions

Comments on sustainability

Through the lengthening of the vegetation period and a higher risk for drought in summer and extreme weather events, there is a need to adapt the grassland management. The efficiency of the grassland can be increased by adapting the cutting and grazing times of the different grassland plots. It has positive effects on the fodder quality and therefore on the animal production and health.