Trail to implement endangered cattle breeds in extensive grazing systems in wetland with consideration of the CAP and innovative, sustainable production pattern in the bioshere reserve "River Landscape Elbe"
Goal of the on-farm projects was the development and assessent of integration of old endangered dairy cattle breeds and landscape management into milk producing farms.
The project shall give an answer about the potential of old endangered dairy cow breeds in wetland management in comparison of typical "Heck cattle" as extensive beef breeds.
Three different old endangered dairy cattle breeds have been introduced into two farms (organic, conventional) and used for wetland management in the biosphere reserve "Flusslandschaften Elbe". There, they have be monitored 3 years in ability to maintain the wetland, the animal health, the productivity (beef) and the impact on the farms.
4.2007 - 6.2011