Finland case farm 1

Farm type: Organic dairy farm
Staff: 3 long-term employee and 2000 hours of casual staff


Livestock: 124 dairy cows
Milk production:(litres per cow per year) 7 900 litres


Land data:
Size: 414 hectares
Soil type: Medium


Spring wheat 72 hectares
Spring oats 20 hectares
Mixed pea/cereal 22 hectares
Oilseed rape 45 hectares

Forage and land use:
Temporary grassland for silage 180 hectares
Temporary pasture: 33 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: 41 500 litres
Electricity (farm usage only): 160 000 kWh


Total NPK balance in kg:

IN OUT Balance
N 50.483 6.315 44.168
P 1.178 169 9
K 4.138 1.658 2.475

Biodiversity and nature conservation:
No conservation plan
Permanent pasture:  5 ha,  woodland: 5 ha


Rapid sustainability analysis:

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