Adaptation of the feeding time


Short term

Sustainability components

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

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave

Farming system

Dairy cows

Description of the measure

Shifting the feeding time to the cooler night time, feeding two times a day

Comments on sustainability

During hot days, the fodder intake of the animals is reduced. When the temperatures decrease at the end of the day, the animals increase their fodder intake. To avoid the fodder going bad due to the high temperatures, it should be offered two times a day (not only once). The work load increases with this.