We increased silage protein content by 10% and yearly milk production by 4%, reducing emissions by 25%.

Why does it matter?

Inefficient roughage growing and harvesting management decreases protein efficiency, increases losses and costs, and makes farms less sustainable.

How did we solve this?

We supported 14 farms in improving their own homegrown feed management. Based on their specific situation, we implemented new ways for cultivating, harvesting and storing.

On average, silage protein content of homegrown feed and yearly milk production increased by 10% and 4%, respectively, just two years after implementation. Greenhouse gas emissions also fell by an astonishing 25%.

Opportunities for other farms?

Feeding cows with adequate quantities of high-quality fodder is vital for any farm. Our silage management practices are replicable to all farms with available land and local support.

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A contribution from Danone Ecosystem Fund