Beef cattle farmers, their customers, and their suppliers find answers here to the question “what can ILVO do for me?”. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO.
Your point of contact: the Cattle Information Center (in Dutch)
The Cattle Information Center (Rundveeloket) is the ideal point of contact for all questions on dairy or beef farming. Their answers are always objective, independent, and scientifically substantiated.
Beef cattle farming
News | 02/07/2020
BovINE Project - towards environmentally sustainable beef production
Main research questionCattle farmers wishing to produce organic beef need practical, well-structured and accurate information of various kinds. At the request of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, ILVO and Ugent developed a practical booklet that can serve as a manual for organic beef cattle farmers (or farmers in conversion).
Organic beef farming in a practical booklet
AnalysesDetailsContactpersoonNutritional value and storage of feedDetermination and estimation of the nutritional value of cattle feed. Research on the effect of ensilage techniques and additives on the fermentation characteristics of silage.
Co-creation in cattle production
News | 11/06/2021
New tool charts growth trajectory of young cattle!
In the free Jongveetool (Young Cattle Tool), developed in the VLAIO-LA Jongvee project, you record weight or chest circumference of individual heifers for better management choices.
News | 03/07/2020
Rearing Belgian Blue cattle at the De Serrano farm
Meet the De Serrano family, third-generation cattle farmers in Belgium. They rear Belgian double-muscled beef cattle (so-called "Belgian Blues").
News | 18/01/2021
Field beans in dairy cattle farming: toasting (for) success?
News | 25/02/2020
How do you measure the methane emissions of grazing cattle?
News | 12/06/2018
MoniCow takes an important step towards more efficient cattle monitoring
After three years of research, the partners of the imec.icon project MoniCow have a prototype ready that offers a solution for cattle monitoring.
Detection of hoof injuries in dairy cattle
The aim of the "Innovative tools for the support of preventive and curative hoof care in dairy cattle" project is to update and improve the current approach to hoof problems on Flemish dairy farms. This should result in a reduction of hoof problems and lameness in dairy cattle.