News | 15/01/2019
Stray voltage on dairy farms
Are your cows acting nervous or upset, without an obvious reason? Stray voltage can be measured, tracked down and often resolved quickly.
News | 23/07/2020
AEMON: Automatic detection of ammonia in dairy barns
Grazing Cow Monitor
De grazing cow monitor is één van de use cases in het IOF2020-project. Dit Europese project wil het gebruik van technologie en data in de landbouwsector wil stimuleren.
News | 18/01/2021
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.
Grazing Cow Monitor EN
The grazing cow monitor is one of the use cases of the IOF2020 project. This European project wants to increase the use of technology and data in the agricultural sector.
News | 17/09/2018
Methane emission reduction by one-third now possible on Flemish dairy farms.
News | 03/06/2019
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.
This often results in incoherent recommendations and in some cases large differences in the amount of additional concentrate that farmers provide to their cows.
Cross-border exchange and application of research innovations aiming to increase nitrogen efficiency in dairy nutrition and profitability of dairy farms.
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.
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 aims 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.