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News | 18/01/2021

Field beans in dairy cattle farming: toasting (for) success?

Field beans in dairy cattle farming: toasting (for) success?

Field beans are an interesting alternative for imported soy in dairy production, but only if the beans are first heated. Those are the results from the ILVO-study within the EKOPTI project. Heating is required for good digestion and also helps in storage.

News | 24/08/2021

Beer draff, rapeseed meal and seaweed for methane reduction in dairy cattle

Beer draff, rapeseed meal and seaweed for methane reduction in dairy cattle

LA trail HappyCliMi is testing the use of rapeseed meal and draff in feed rations for dairy cattle in practice, as well as screening other locally-available feedstocks and byproducts for their potential for methane-reducing potential in dairy cattle.

Research projects

Cross-border exchange and application of research innovations aiming to increase nitrogen efficiency in dairy nutrition and profitability of dairy farms.

Main research questionThe aim of this INTERREG project is to improve the profitability on dairy farms through extensive knowledge exchange over the French-Belgian border. The project is focused on increasing nitrogen efficiency. France and Belgium use different feed evaluation systems, both of which are also changing over time.

Cross-border exchange and application of research innovations aiming to increase nitrogen efficiency in dairy nutrition and profitability of dairy farms.

News | 03/06/2019

Internet-of-Cows: sensors for detection of heat and calving in dairy cattle

Internet-of-Cows: sensors for detection of heat and calving in dairy cattle

Sensors that continuously measure dairy cow behaviors such as lying down, walking, standing, eating and ruminating can predict timing of heat and calving within 2 and 24 hours in advance with high accuracy.

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Detection of hoof injuries in dairy cattle

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.

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