Quality beef production from mother cow husbandry in the Baltic States

Why Project «Baltic Grassland-Beef»?

Initial Position

  • Worldwide climate change influences the production of food-and agricultural commodities
  • Increasing demand for bio ethanol-products
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions
  • Worldwide increase of food prices
  • Beef produced on basis of concentrated feed competes human nutrition “feed no food”
  • Demand of foods based on ecological and animal friendly production is increasing
  • Decline of the self-sufficiency level of beef meat in Western Europe
  • Increasing demand (wealth in China, India and Eastern Europe) > raising of prices in South America


  • Production suitable to habitat (meat from roughage feed)
  • Foods based on ecological and animal friendly production
  • Promotion of high quality products (carcass and consumption)
  • Consolidation of mother cow husbandry (beef production)
  • Promotion of climate-balance of imported beef

Baltic States

The Baltic is a well-wooded landscape characterized by dunes and moraines. About 40% of its surface is forested and a further 40% is used for farming. A large part of the grassland is not suited to cultivation for climatic reasons. Beef cattle breeding is the ideal form of grassland use.