A glimpse of the past of Hülsenberg Estate

 

Milestones in our development

H. Wilhelm Schaumann bought Hülsenberg Estate in 1953 in order to be able to intensify practice-oriented research trials. Hülsenberg Estate was a typical value-adding operation with relatively poor soils and a high livestock density and therefore offered ideal conditions for the development of effective feed concepts. Over several decades, the estate was gradually developed into an internationally renowned research and communication centre.

1959

Birth of the SCHAUMANN feed consultancy service, whose experts take new insights and processes, many of which are developed on Hülsenberg Estate, to farmers.
 

1965

First Hülsenberg Roundtables, which have since developed into an international, interdisciplinary specialist forum for progressive agriculture.
 

1966

Import of Holstein Friesian cows – a true milestone in the company’s history, which revolutionised Holstein breeding in Germany.
 

1969

Development of the CK (creatine kinase) test for measuring stress resistance in pigs.

1972

Development of a deep-freezing method for boar sperm at the AI station on Hülsenberg Estate.
 

1983

Trials on Hülsenberg Estate of an environmentally friendly, effective method of processing liquid manure.
 

1986

Completion of a new experimental housing system for dairy cows on Hülsenberg Estate.

2008

Construction of our 776 kW field test biogas plant with 526 kW power output and 250 kW power output via a satellite CHP plant to be able to investigate whether the results of model trials can be transferred to practical biogas production.
 

2010

New dairy cow housing system with 123 beds (open design, horizontal ventilation controlled via blinds, insulated roof, experimental set-up with two groups of 60 cows each).
 

2012

Refurbishment of older dairy cow housing system with currently 105 cubicles (three groups) and three deep-litter calving boxes, 2 x 12 side-by-side milking parlour.

 

Refurbishment of the heifer barn, 134 cubicles for heifers from about five months of age.

 

2013

New calf barn for 100 calves in three separate sections: single boxes, a deep-litter section and a slatted section with cubicles.

 

2013

Research and development activities on the estate have intensified even further since ISF Schaumann Research relocated to Hülsenberg Estate and extensive modernisation works were completed.


Commissioning of the 75 kW liquid manure biogas plant for the exclusive fermentation of cattle manure.

 

2015

Internet presence going live: The virtual tour of the estate is a particular highlight.

 

Commissioning of the new silage plant: The augers transport concentrate to the mixer feeder wagon at a rate of about 400 kg/min.

 

2016

New slurry tanker with 21 m³ capacity: Drop hoses ensure application close to the ground with associated minimal nutrient losses and odour emissions. Filling the tank with a centrifugal pump on the boom takes only two minutes.