Field Trips

Field Trip – ICAR 2019

The field trip will start on Friday 21 June 2019 at 12:00, meeting just outside the Prague Congress Centre.

The field trip will cover all areas related to ICAR 2019. Herd visits will include Holstein and Fleckvieh cattle, beef cattle and goats. There is also an option to visit the National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem.

Field trip participants will receive a packed lunch, with further food and refreshments provided at each stop.

Meeting point for the bus departure: Entrance No. 10
Meeting point time: 11:50
Time of departure: 12:00

The minimum number of participants is 15.

Tour 1

Time schedule for the first trip:

Depart Prague Congress Centre at 12:00
Arrive at the first location at 13:15
Depart first location at 14:45
Arrive at the second location at 15:15
Depart second location at 16:45
Arrive back at Prague Congress Centre at 18:00

Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

National Stud, Kladruby nad Labem

The National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture. It keeps and breeds the oldest indigenous horse breed – the Kladruber – in black and grey variants, and is a recognised breeder association for the animal. It provides a reserve for Kladruber while managing the land assigned, taking care of the cultural landscape. As a designated national cultural monument, the stud also houses a public museum, providing information on how the Kladruber is maintained and bred, and on the cultivation of the local landscape.

The National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem is one of the oldest studs in the world. As well as managing studs in Kladruby nad Labem and Slatiňany, it makes a concerted effort to keep alive the tradition of Kladruber breeding, a tradition particular to Kladrubské Polabí and the Slatiňany and Slavice regions, for future generations. It prides itself on enriching the local cultural heritage and partnering with institutions and individuals to attract visitors from all over the world.

The National Stud keeps around 500 Kladruber horses in two colour variations. The Kladruby nad Labem farm houses 250 grey Kladrubers. The tradition of horse breeding in Kladruby nad Labem dates at least to the middle of the 14th century. For more than 300 years (1579-1918), the stud in Kladruby nad Labem was part of the emperor’s court, providing horses for the king’s and emperor’s courts in Prague and Vienna. Black Kladrubers, which number 250, are managed in what were formerly the stables of the Prince Auersperg family in Slatiňany near Chrudim.

Kladrubers are still used as ceremonial horses, chiefly at the royal courts in Denmark and Sweden. Kladruber horses are particularly suited to race teams and widely feature in traditional dressage. Their peaceful and well-balanced nature means they are often used in equine-assisted therapy, proving ideal partners for leisure rides. The Kladruber is commonly used by the mounted police in Pardubice, Ostrava and Prague and is a regular presence at celebrations and cultural events throughout the Czech Republic.

ZD Chýšť – 800 dual-purpose Fleckvieh

Founded in 1952, the Chýšť Agicultural Cooperative has enjoyed a long tradition. It has 355 members owning different shares in the company, 2,900 hectares of agricultural land, and 1,900 heads of cattle. It produces plants such as barley, triticale, wheat, rape, sunflower and sugar beet as well as maize for feed materials such as silage and alfalfa. It mainly breeds Holstein cattle and, to a lesser extent, Belgian Blue.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
ZD Chýšť 418 294 8,893 4.11 3.69 26/26 394

Tour 2

Time schedule for the second trip:

Depart Prague Congress Centre at 12:00
Arrive at the first location at 14:00
Depart first location at 15:30
Arrive at the second location at 16:30
Depart second location at 18:00
Arrive back at Prague Congress Centre at 19:20

Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

Zemědělská společnost Ostřetín – 900 Holstein

Zemedelska spolecnost Ostretin, a.s. is a share company with 1,500 hectares. It produces plants such as wheat, barley, triticale, maize, clover, alfalfa and flax. Owning various pastures, the company mainly breeds Holstein cattle. It boasts 53 employees in total, with 22 involved in animal production. Its Holstein herd is a regular presence at domestic shows, winning national awards on several occasions.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
ZS Ostřetín 552 301 12,594 3.82 3.50 25/06 413

National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem

The National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture. It keeps and breeds the oldest indigenous horse breed – the Kladruber – in black and grey variants, and is a recognised breeder association for the animal. It provides a reserve for Kladruber while managing the land assigned, taking care of the cultural landscape. As a designated national cultural monument, the stud also houses a public museum, providing information on how the Kladruber is maintained and bred, and on the cultivation of the local landscape.

The National Stud at Kladruby nad Labem is one of the oldest studs in the world. As well as managing studs in Kladruby nad Labem and Slatiňany, it makes a concerted effort to keep alive the tradition of Kladruber breeding, a tradition particular to Kladrubské Polabí and the Slatiňany and Slavice regions, for future generations. It prides itself on enriching the local cultural heritage and partnering with institutions and individuals to attract visitors from all over the world.

The National Stud keeps around 500 Kladruber horses in two colour variations. The Kladruby nad Labem farm houses 250 grey Kladrubers. The tradition of horse breeding in Kladruby nad Labem dates at least to the middle of the 14th century. For more than 300 years (1579-1918), the stud in Kladruby nad Labem was part of the emperor’s court, providing horses for the king’s and emperor’s courts in Prague and Vienna. Black Kladrubers, which number 250, are managed in what were formerly the stables of the Prince Auersperg family in Slatiňany near Chrudim.

Kladrubers are still used as ceremonial horses, chiefly at the royal courts in Denmark and Sweden. Kladruber horses are particularly suited to race teams and widely feature in traditional dressage. Their peaceful and well-balanced nature means they are often used in equine-assisted therapy, proving ideal partners for leisure rides. The Kladruber is commonly used by the mounted police in Pardubice, Ostrava and Prague and is a regular presence at celebrations and cultural events throughout the Czech Republic.

Tour 3

Time schedule for the third trip:

Depart Prague Congress Centre at 12:00
Arrive at the first location at 14:30
Depart first location at 15:30
Arrive at the second location at 15:45
Depart second location at 17:15
Arrive back at Prague Congress Centre at 18:30

Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

Selekta Pacov – robotic milking, 400 Holstein

A joint-stock agricultural company, Selekta Pacov specialises in plant and animal production. It was the first farm in the Czech Republic to use milking robots. Its main breed is Holstein.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
Selekta Pacov 291 298 11,164 3.55 3.43 24/24 397

VOD Kámen – 800 dual-purpose Fleckvieh

VOD Kámen is a cooperative renowned for its Fleckvieh cattle and a regular winner at various cattle shows. It is involved in the food industry, notably potato production, and has a biogas station on its premises.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
Dobrá Voda u K. 112 301 8,769 4.15 3.66 26/14 403
Dobrá Voda – Hostýn 69 301 10,246 3.99 3.46 26/04 425
Věžná KSP 527 303 8,870 3.97 3.52 26/25 390
VOD Kámen 708 302 8,988 4.00 3.53 26/21 396

Tour 4

Time schedule for the fourth trip:

Depart Prague Congress Centre at 12:00
Arrive at the first location at 12:30
Depart first location at 14:00
Arrive at the second location at 15:15
Depart second location at 17:15
Arrive back at Prague Congress Centre at 18:30

Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

AGRO Jesenice – 1,000 cows

AGRO has 165 employees. Its many businesses include cattle and pig breeding, plant production, frozen vegetable production, biogas production, compost production, and transportation.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
Agro Jesenice 944 299 11,222 3.58 3.37 23/22 395

ZD Krásná Hora nad Vltavou – 800 dual-purpose Fleckvieh

ZD Krásná Hora nad Vltavou a.s. is located 80 kilometres from Prague, occupying a total farm area of 5,260 hectares. Its core business is animal production, with 4,200 heads of cattle. It produces a yearly average of more than 15,000,000 litres of milk, and owns two biogas stations.

Milk recording inspection results for 2017/2018 (source: Czech Moravian Breeders’ Corporation)

Results are for all lactations

  Number of lactations Lactation days Milk production in kg Fat % Protein % Days at first calving Calving interval
Krásná Hora VKK SCH 729 297 9,284 3.93 3.55 26/13 390
Petrovice 596 301 12,423 3.68 3.33 24/06 407
ZD Krásná Hora 1,325 299 10,696 3.80 3.43 25/08 397

Tour 5

Time schedule for the fifth trip:

Depart Prague Congress Centre at 12:00
Arrive at the first location at 13:15
Depart first location at 14:45
Arrive at the second location at 15:45
Depart second location at 17:15
Arrive back at Prague Congress Centre at 18:30

Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

Pěnčín – Dairy goats

This is the largest goat farm in the Czech Republic, processing more than one metric ton of milk each day. It was awarded farm of the year in 2012. There are roughly one thousand goats on the farm. The farm also has 500 dairy ewes, and 250 hectares of agriculture land including 40 hectares of pastures. There are about 20 employees on the farm. It also processes milk into cheese and yoghurt.

Pojedy – Beef cattle

Pojedy Farm’s core business is animal production. It keeps 1,500 heads of eight France breeds. It also specialises in horse and sheep breeding.

Field trip – IDF/ISO 2019

The field trip will start after lunch on 23 June 2019 at 13:15. Detailed information to follow.

Meeting point for the bus departure: Entrance No. 10
Meeting point time: 13:00
Time of departure: 13:15

The minimum number of participants is 15.

There are two options available:

Tour 1
IDF-ISO Field Trip Milk Processing Plant + Lesser Town and Charles Bridge Tour

The limited number of participants is 35.

Time schedule for the trip Schreiber Foods in Benešov 13:30–16:30

Lesser Town and Charles Bridge Tour 16:30–18:30
The end of the tour: 18:30 in the city centre.
Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

Schreiber Foods Czech Republic
Benesov Plant

  • 1992–2014  Danone manufacturing plant
  • 2014 – now  Schreiber foods co. (US cheese maker)
  • Main focus on private label business
  • Blended yogurt and yogurt drinks and cultured cream cheese in bulk size packs
  • “No preservative” plant, GMO free milk from Q3 2018, high level of hygiene and food safety prevention standard
  • Fresh raw milk daily collection from surrounding area farmers
  • Yogurt process of milk pasteuration, separation, blending, pasteuration, fermentation, blending with fruits and filling
  • Shelf life 30–40 days
  • Serving to retail chain customers and to Danone
  • Quality control: internal microbiological and physico-chemical and sensoric analysis
  • Food Safety Standards/certification: IFS, FSSC 22000.

Lesser Town and Charles Bridge Tour

The Lesser Town, also known as the Lesser or Little Quarter, clusters around the foothills of Prague Castle, across the Vltava River from the Old Town.

The Lesser Town (Malá Strana) is almost too picturesque for its own good - with its ancient burgher houses, quaint side streets and St. Nicholas Church, the Lesser Town is a favourite setting for movies and commercials.

Charles Bridge is a stone Gothic bridge that connects the Old Town and Lesser Town (Malá Strana). It was actually called the Stone Bridge (Kamenný most) during its first several centuries. Its construction was commissioned by Czech king and Holy Roman Emperor Charles IV and began in 1357. In charge of the construction was architect Petr Parléř whose other works include the St. Vitus Cathedral at the Prague Castle. It is said that egg yolks were mixed into the mortar to strengthen the construction of the bridge.

Tour 2
IDF-ISO Field Trip Milk Processing Plant + Prague Castle Tour

The limited number of participants is 60.

Time schedule for the trip Pragolaktos 13:30–16:30
Prague Castle Tour 16:30–18:30

The end of the tour at 18:30 in the city centre.
Please note the time schedule is only an estimate. Changes may occur due to traffic, etc.

Mlékárna Pragolaktos, a.s.

The dairy was started the operations in May 1981 and was the most modern and biggest dairy in the Central Europe. It was privatized on 1. 12. 1992, the company Pragolaktos a.s. was established and later in 2004 was established Mlékárna Pragolaktos, a.s.

Since 2010 Mlékárna Pragolaktos a.s. is a 100% member of the Müller Group and is specialized on production of UHT milk and cream produced on the high-end technology from the companies TetraPak and SIG Combibloc. It is the most important processor of milk in the Czech Republic. The quality of production is proved by IFS certification, where since 2016 audits are performed with result of 100%.

Mlékárna Pragolaktos, a.s. has 150 employees and processes and supplies almost 300 million liter of milk and cream. The overall purchase of milk is over 500 million liter per year whereof about 200 million is being purchased and delivered to the mother company in Germany.

The products are being delivered to many European countries both under private labels and own trademark PRAGOLAKTOS.

Prague Castle Tour

Prague Castle has been an important symbol of the Czech state for more than a thousand years. It was founded in the 9th century and became the seat of Czech rulers and later presidents. The castle, one of the largest complexes in the world, is made up of historical palaces, offices, church and fortification buildings, gardens and picturesque spots. It covers an area of 45 hectares. The panoramic view of Prague Castle is one of the most spectacular in the world.

During the tour you will be walking in the courtyard of the Prague Castle and see its symbol – St. Vitus Cathedral and other historical monuments.

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