The goal remains to responsibly extend the production cycle to 100 weeks without molt, which now ends by 75- 80 weeks. The genetic potential is there, as proven by previous research. Extension of the laying cycle would improve the sustainability as well as the profitability of the sector.
Towards a higher efficiency by sustainable extension of the laying cycle
The Joint Programming Initiative ‘A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life’ (JPI HDHL) is an European network initiative between 20 MS, 3 associated EU countries and 3 third countries outside Europe that focuses on common scientific research and networking concerning the influence of food on public health.
The second Coordination and Support Action for the JPI Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life
At the end of this project more dairy farmers will actively monitor the rearing of their heifers (measuring/weighing), more heifers will calve at the optimal age of 24 months and they will enjoy a healthier and longer life, thus achieving better lifelong production.Research approachThe approach in this project is a combination of research and practice
Improving the life production of dairy cattle by optimizing the nutrition and management of youngstock in Flanders
A system analysis of carbon farming schemes in support of the wider implementation of carbon farming in Flanders (Belgium)
In the LIFE CarbonCounts project (LIFE20 PRE/BE/019), we explored carbon farming schemes that have the potential to be feasible, reliable and cost efficient for Flanders, the northern region of Belgium.
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