Finland case farm 2

Farm type: Organic dairy farm
Staff: 3 long-term employee


Livestock: 59 dairy cows
Milk production:(litres per cow per year) 6 700 litres


Land data:
Size: 192 hectares
Soil type: Medium


Spring wheat 10 hectares
Mixed pea/cereal 14 hectares
Oilseed rape 23 hectares


Forage and land use:
Temporary grassland for silage 132 hectares
Temporary pasture: 13 hectares


Feeding strategy: Ad libitum feeding
How much of feed is roughage? 70%


Local engagement:
Permissive access to the farm, about 9 visitor group events per year


Energy usage per year:
Tractor diesel: 28 010 litres
Electricity (farm usage only): 241 768 kWh

Total NPK balance in kg:

IN OUT Balance
N 27.393 10.256 17.136
P 158 1.436 -1.278
K 297 7.183 -6.887

Biodiversity and nature conservation:
Has a conservation plan
Permanent pasture: 0 ha, woodland: 17 ha


Rapid sustainability analysis:

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See background info on all Finnish farms examined
See details for the Finnish case farm 1
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