FirstFarms' milk production in Slovakia consists of approx. 5,100 cows, of which approx. 2,500 are dairy cows and 2,600 young cattle. The milk from FirstFarms in Slovakia is sold to different European dairies. The potential for the milk production is an expansion up to 3,000 cows within the present frames.
In our production, we are using Holstein Friesian 100%. This type is known to be the world's highest milk producing animal. The quality of the feed, our stables and the development of good protocols are extremely important for the welfare of the cattle and the production.
Facts about Plavecký Štvrtok
The stables for the dairy cows is located in Plavecký Štvrtok. The stables are comfortable and well equipped to hold a herd of 2,600 cows, 150 heifers and 600 calves (0-150 days).
In addition, there is storage capacity for 21,000 tons of silage.
Facts about Suchohrad
This the company's center with room for 850 breeding animals.
In addition, there is storage capacity for 10,300 tons of silage.
Facts about Malacky
Here is the stables of dry cows and young stock.
There is storage capacity for 5,500 tons of silage.
Facts about Stupava
After insemination the heifers stay here for their pregnancy. Rearing of young stock also takes place in these stables, with room for 1,100 heifers.
Storage capacity here is for 5,500 tons of silage.
Fokus på bedre fordøjelighed har givet bonus
Total brug af lucerne com grønt grovfoder bliver gradvist erstattet af nye typer af rajsvingel og rug/triticale-helsæd på FirstFarms' malkekvæg-site i Slovakiet. - Og nu skal vi afprøve lupiner til mere selvforsyning med proteinfoder, fortæller Søren Nielsen.
Kilde: Effektivt Landbrug ved journalist Jørgen P. Jensen