Did you also receive advice on possible actions you could take?
Definitely. We were already doing a lot, but thanks to Klimrek I started to pay much more attention to certain choices. Sustainability is a conscious choice for us. All the decisions we make today in our operations have to be not only profitable but also sustainable at the same time.
For example, I have taken steps to keep fewer young stock, although you only see the results of this after a few years. We also pay extra attention to the health of our young stock. I have also been reasonably successful in increasing the longevity of our cows. I use grass clover as much as possible to grow more of our own protein. And I use as little fertilizer as possible. We are working on the quality of forage, and thanks to the addition of 1% nitrate in concentrate feed, we aim to reduce our cows' methane emissions by 10%.
The number of measures a dairy farmer can take is rather limited. It is constantly searching for what you can do better and that will be different for everyone. With Klimrek, though, I am convinced that everyone will find things they can do. Klimrek also makes some things insightful. The impact of certain decisions we made is now quantified.