Increasing the life productivity


Mid 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

If the life productivity of the cows is increased, less offspring is needed and therefore less fodder per kg milk.

Comments on sustainability

Climate change will lead to increasing yield fluctuations, also in the grassland production. For an optimal feed use, the life productivity of the cows has to be increased. This means that less breeding is necessary. Per produced kg milk the GHG-/ammonia emissions will decrease. This can be reached by optimizing the feeding and holding as well as tolerating a lower production rate per cow/year and by seeking professional advice.