- Site-appropriate grassland management
- Efficiency and differentiating characteristics of grassland-based production systems
- Material flows in agricultural production systems
- Professional pasture management
- Roughage preservation
Our activities revolve around the utilisation of grassland as forage for ruminants and the agricultural production systems based thereon.
Meadows and pastures are characteristic of the Swiss cultural landscape. Within Europe, Switzerland has the second-highest proportion of grassland at 70% of its agricultural area. Sustainable grassland use must be specific to each site. We focus on the utilisation of grassland resources as ruminant forage.
Modelling and analysis of efficiency parameters and material flows
Increasing value added by differentiating dairy production
Optimising the sustainability of grassland-based production systems
Utilising available production data to analyse and optimise agricultural production systems
Professionalised pasture management
Adapting management regimes to specific types of grassland
Cost of feed and feeding in dairying
Expert reports on the utilisation and management of lawns and green cover plots
Comparative testing of cultivars, fertilisers and substrates
Are you interested in collaborating with us or do you have any questions about our research activities in the area of ruminant systems, forage production or forage preservation? Please contact us.