30 June 2017

Grass check with smart tools in Northern-Ireland

Cutting edge technologies are being deployed on 35 farms across Northern Ireland to expand the scope and coverage of GrassCheck for 2017.  Data collected from these farms will be used to provide farmers with up-to-date information on grass growing conditions and grass quality in their locality to help them make the most of this valuable […]

2 June 2017

Watch Fattoria Rossi’s highly valuable short milk supply chain (video)

Our EuroDairy network is growing. Most European dairy farmers struggle with high volatility and low milk prices. Fattoria Rossi (Italy) walks the dairy chain the other way around. Their reflexive approach starting from the consumer end is highly valuable. EuroDairy made a special video case study around this inspirational example from Italy. Watch the video […]

28 April 2017

Video: exchange visit ‘alternative housing systems’

In April 2017 a delegation of British dairy farmers visited the Netherlands to learn more about alternatieve housing systems and its novelties. Dutch farmers journal ‘Nieuwe Oogst’ made a little movie about this 3-day farm visit. It’s in Dutch, subtitled in English.      

28 April 2017

Exchange visit British to Dutch dairy farmers: alternative housing systems

From 4th – 6th April a UK group of 9 dairy farmers, 3 researchers and 2 AHDB staff visited the Netherlands to learn about housing and bedding innovations and best practices. The overall objective is the exchange of knowledge and fostering co-operation between different countries as part of the EuroDairy network theme alternative housing. Day […]

27 February 2017

Farm visit: Woodland Farm (Gloucestershire)

Last month (January 2017) the network of EuroDairy visited some farms to get a better notion of innovative farming in England, one of them was Woodland Farm of Robert Richmond. Woodland Farm is a typical low cost farm covering 200 ha with 300 spring calving Friesian and Dairy Shorthorn cattle yielding 5000 l milk per year with […]