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Research projects

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

Research projects

The transition period as a monitoring window for the nutritional and metabolic resilience of high-yielding dairy cattle.

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.

Sectors

Dairy farming

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.

Dairy farming

Dossiers

Precision livestock farming

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.

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