The goal is to responsibly extend the production cycle to 100 weeks without molt, where it 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 extending 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
We then look at how existing PLF (Precision Lifestock Farming) technologies (based on cow and ruminating activities) can be used to predict methane emissions: can the PLF technologies that map animal health and fertility also indirectly reduce methane emissions through their capacity to improve production efficiency?
strategy available.Research approachThe following strategic research packages were successfully addressed: (1) the morphological and molecular identification of leaf miners, (2) an unambiguous identification and a direct and user-friendly recognition of the pest in the field, (3) the development of a good monitoring methodology, (4) determining the life