Stray voltage on dairy farms
AEMON: Automatic detection of ammonia in dairy barns
Methane emission reduction by one-third now possible on Flemish dairy farms.
Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelThe 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.
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.
Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelThe aim of the JongLeven project is to provide Flemish dairy farmers with clear tools and guidelines to work on a more economical and sustainable husbandry of young cattle.
Improving the life production of dairy cattle by optimizing the nutrition and management of youngstock in Flanders
Centrale onderzoeksvraag/doelThe dairy sector is characterized by increasing milk production per cow. This high productivity poses a challenge for the animal. Especially the period of 60 to 90 days around calving, the transition period, is very critical for the animal.
The transition period as a monitoring window for the nutritional and metabolic resilience of high-yielding dairy cattle.
Dairy farmers, their customers, and their suppliers will find here the answer to “what can ILVO do for me?”. You’ll get a brief overview of relevant expertise, analyses, infrastructure, and the professional approach that characterizes ILVO. You can contact the Cattle Information Center for specific services and questions regarding collaboration.
ILVO wants to support all stakeholders in Flemish dairy farming, from the primary producer, the supplying and processing industry, the distribution chain, to government authorities and consumers, with the above broad palette of expertise and a modern research infrastructure. Contemporary challenges are handled by experienced professionals.
This is also increasing on dairy farms, and includes things like milking robots and manure robots. But sensors are also used, such as pedometers for draft detection.
However, the possibilities with precision livestock farming are much greater than just these aspects.
Dairy farmers can get up to 20% more grass (in dry matter) from their land by choosing new varieties