Bio Suisse, is the federation of Swiss organic farmers, with over 7,000 members.
More than 1,150 processing and trade companies have a licence contract with Bio Suisse to use the Bio Bud label. The benefit for organic farms displaying this label is the 15 – 50% higher prices that organic farmers can earn for their produce.
Great progress is being seen with the organic Bio Bud label, as it continues to expand the position of Swiss organic products in the food market.
Remo Peterman, is on farm to discuss Susanne Käch and Joss Pitt’s pasture based system and to find out about grass measurement, adjusting paddock size, milk yield and any challenges they may have encountered.
Watch the in-depth video where Susanne answers many questions about their KiwiCross® herd and farming practices.
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The Pitt Käch family from Gampelen BE rely on full pasture for their KiwiCross® cows and are rewarded for their high milk content by Cremo.
Pitt Käch records
Susanne Käch and Joss Pitt. Raphael (23) and Samuel (22) from Gampelen BE
LN: 32 ha
Livestock: 60 KiwiCross® dairy cows
Milk production: 340,000 kg per year; 6,000 kg per cow and year, milk content: 4.6% fat and 3.7% protein
Branches of the business: milk production and yoghurt production
Workers: Susanne Käch and Joss Pitt, Raphael Pitt, two helpers in yoghurt production
For more information check out the article on Die Grüne website.