Welcome to Gut Hülsenberg
Gut Hülsenberg combines practical experience, research and communication under one roof. Over the course of several decades, the estate has become an internationally renowned research and communication centre.
H. Wilhelm Schaumann bought Gut Hülsenberg in 1953 in order to be able to intensify practice-oriented research trials. The estate, located in Wahlstedt in the district of Segeberg, today comprises about 700 ha arable land, a dairy farm with about 220 cows, and two biogas plants
Gut Hülsenberg is where research meets practice – the estate has been home to ISF Schaumann Research since mid-2013. Gut Hülsenberg serves as a venue for seminars and training events that allows participants to gain valuable direct insights into the operating conditions of a working farm.
Gut Hülsenberg provides optimum conditions for animal welfare and thus ideal prerequisites for maximum performance. The performance level of the 220 dairy cows is a good 13,100 kg milk per cow. With 4 Lely A5 milking robots, the Gut Hülsenberg is at the very cutting edge in terms of state-of-the-art technology. The barns for dry cows, heifers and calves have also been thoroughly modernized.
Field work on Gut Hülsenberg includes animal husbandry, management of barn waste and responsibility for feeding, liquid manure and repairs.
Gut Hülsenberg comprises a 776 kW field test biogas plant as well as a second, 75 kW research biogas plant solely for fermenting liquid cattle manure in order to be able to test whether the results of model trials can be applied to practical biogas production.
As a positive side effect of our research on the efficient operation of biogas plants, Gut Hülsenberg now produces sufficient climate-neutral electricity to cover virtually all of the power needs of the Schaumann plants.