Post-Conference Tours - Tour II

XVIII International Silage Conference

24-26 July 2018

Bonn, Germany

Post-Conference Tours - Tour II

July 26-27, 2018, North-West: Roundtrip from and to Bonn


Duration: 1.5 days

Leaving Bonn by bus approx. 1 h after end of conference on Thursday (July 26) in direction north to Xanten (Colonia Ulpia Traiana) to walk on the traces of the romans with "Roman history comes to life" at the Archaeological Park ( After a guided tour through the park a dinner according to the recipes of the roman cook "Apicius" will be served.

After the dinner transfer by bus to "Wunderland" Kalkar ( for the stay overnight incl. breakfast next morning.

On Friday morning we drive to the research and education centre of the agricultural chamber of North Rhine-Westphalia "Haus Riswick" ( A two hours guided tour will present the research facilities for conventional and biological dairy farming (feeding trials, ensiling trials, digestibility test, greenhouse gases estimation, trials with forage plants).

After the visit of the research centre transfer by bus to CLAAS harvesting machinery factory in Harsewinkel ( Before the guided tour through the production facilities for self-propelled foragers, combine harvesters, the "Xerion" tractors and the CLAAS museum a lunch will be provided.

Departure back to Bonn (arrival approx. 07:00 PM).

Note: If you don’t depart from Bonn immediately after arriving from the tour on Friday evening, you have to book an additional stay from Friday to Saturday in your hotel in Bonn.

Price for this tour: € 60.00

The prices for the conference tours include all transfers, accommodation and most meals.

Meet our Keynote speakers

Enno Bahrs | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Enno Bahrs
University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart

"Economical evaluation of silages"

Giorgio Borreani | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Giorgio Borreani
University of Turin, Italy

"New technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out"

João Daniel | ISC 2018 | Bonn
João Daniel
State University of Maringa (UEM), Brazil

"Production and utilization of silages in tropical areas"

Dave Davies | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Dave Davies
Silage Solutions Ltd., UK

"New technologies to monitor and improve silage quality from field to feed-out"

Sasha Hafner | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Sasha Hafner
Aarhus University, Denmark

"Volatile organic compounds: sources, emission and mitigation"

Kenneth Kalscheur | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Kenneth Kalscheur
U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center, Madison, Wisconsin (USA)


Bärbel Kroschewski | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Bärbel Kroschewski
Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

"Statistics and experimental design in silage research"

Tim McAllister | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Tim McAllister
Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Alberta, Canada

"Molecular techniques to develop additives and characterize the microbial ecology of silages"

Richard E. Muck | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Richard E. Muck
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin (USA)

"The future of ensiling: Challenges and opportunities"

Thomas M. Pauly | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Thomas M. Pauly
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

"Methodology of ensiling trials and effects of silage additives"

Jyoti Prakash Tamang | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Jyoti Prakash Tamang
Sikkim University, India

"Global fermented foods: Ethno-microbiology to next generation sequencing"

Karl Schedle | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Karl Schedle
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

"Fermentation of feed in monogastric animal nutrition"

J. Michael Wilkinson | ISC 2018 | Bonn
J. Michael Wilkinson
Nottingham University, UK

"The future of ensiling: Challenges and opportunities"

Ueli Wyss | ISC 2018 | Bonn
Ueli Wyss
Agroscope, Posieux, Switzerland

"Methodology of ensiling trials and effects of silage additives"