Pre-Conference Tours - Tour II

XVIII International Silage Conference

24-26 July 2018

Bonn, Germany

Pre-Conference Tours - Tour II

July 21-23, Northern Germany: Hamburg to Bonn


Duration: 2.5 days

On Saturday July 21 the get-together of participants, who landed at Hamburg airport, is arranged in a hotel in Pinneberg close to the airport. A dinner directly at Hamburg harbour is arranged in order to get to know each other.

The next day (Sunday, July 22) the bus tour starts with the city of Hamburg (sightseeing with a visit of the "Elbphilharmonie") and continues with a visit of Gut Hülsenberg ( at Wahlstedt. This farm is a combined dairy and biogas farm and is also the R&D farm of Schaumann (, a global player in the feed industry producing and distributing silage inoculants and feed additives.

The next station will be a specialized dairy farm in Felm close to Kiel (Schleswig Holstein). Dinner and accommodation will take place in Schleswig.

At the last day of the excursion (Monday, July 23) the bus tour continues with a visit of an organic dairy farm ( cheese production and tasting different cheese varieties. After leaving Schleswig Holstein the last visit is arranged in Spelle (Lower Saxony). The company KRONE (, producing forage production equipment such as self-propelled harvesters and others, is the last point of interest.

The tour will end in Bonn later in the evening of that day.

Price for this tour: € 120.00

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"