932331 Grassland based cattle production systems

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Steinwidder, Andreas
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


•Detailed information on pasture- and grassland based cattle production systems.
•Presentation of common cattle production strategies and systems.
•Comprehensive information on grazing management: systems, strategies, planning, research results etc.
The lecture highlights possibilities and limitations of forage based dairy and beef cattle production systems. Emphasis is placed on management aspects under mountain farming conditions.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•Attaining an overview of cattle production systems, especially for mountainous regions.
•Knowledge of the functionality of the most relevant cattle production systems in Austria, including aspects of process and product quality.
•Achieving the capability of a critical analysis of the relationship between the production system or elements thereof and relevant external factors.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.