Data Driven Dairy Decision For Farmers (4D4F) aims at developing a network for dairy farmers, dairy technology suppliers, data companies, dairy advisors, veterinarians and researchers to improve the decision making on dairy farms based on data generated by sensors.

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MESRASA: Improvement of dead animal collection and health alert systems

Author: Aida Xercavins Simó (IRTA) - Date: September, 7, 2018

Operational Groups are key elements in the development of the European Assoiation for Innovation in productive and sustainable agriculture. They tackle a certain (practical) problem or opportunity which may lead to an innovation and contribute to achieving the programme's objectives. Each Operational Group is a project oriented and composed of those key actors (such as farmers, advisers, researchers, businesses, NGOs, etc.) that are in the best position to realise the project's goals, to share implementation experiences and to disseminate the outcomes broadly. The Operational Group approach makes the best use of different types of knowledge (practical, scientific, technical, organisational, etc.) in an interactive way.

 

 

Tips and tricks from SheepNet

Author: Aida Xercavins Simó (IRTA) - Date: August 21, 2018

SheepNet Project has collected more than 76 tips and tricks for sheep production, from all over the world. These tips and tricks are available in 6 different languages on the SheepNet platform knowledge reservoir and are described using pictures and videos.

We would like to highlight some of the tips that use modern technology to improve labour efficiency and farm productivity:

The drought is sending out cows to the woods, and GPS helps keep track of them

Authors: Margareta Emanuelson & Anders Herlin (SLU) - Date: August 9, 2018

In Sweden there has been a severe drought during spring and summer of 2018. This has led to a dramatic shortage of pasture and all types of forages. Therefore, farmers have to look for alternative feeds. A solution could be to let the cows out in the deciduous forest to graze leaf, lily and grass. But the farmer needs to keep track of the animals - daily supervision is a requirement in Sweden, according to the law.

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