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EuroDairy is a growing knowledge network to enhance the competitiveness of dairy farming across Europe. From within the network new insights and great ideas get shared and distributed to a wide audience. Farmers, experts, scientists, professionals and journalists interact with eachother on thematic topics like animal care, biodiversity, socio-economic resilience and resource efficiency.

In general once per month EuroDairy hosts a webinar to open up the wisdom of the crowds and share new knowledge with the wider world. This schedule shows all upcoming webinars and embeds video materials and presentations from previous ones!

Upcoming Webinars – Register now!

24 September 19:00 – 20:00 CET (18:00 – 19:00 BST)
Crossbreeding for improved production
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What to expect from the webinar:
Martin Madsen, a Danish EuroDairy pilot farmer has been successfully using a 3-breed crossbreeding system for the past 8 years. This has had a positive effect on health, fertility and longevity of his herd. The breeding plan means that the herd consists of:
· 39 % pure breed Holsteins
· 12 % Holsteins x Viking Red
· 28 % Holstein x Viking Red x Jersey
· 21 % Holstein * Jersey * Viking Red

Join this EuroDairy webinar to learn about the principles of crossbreeding and how Martin Madsen has been putting these principles into practice with his own herd. During the webinar, the outcomes of changing from a pure breed strategy to a crossbreeding strategy will also be shared.
Speakers bio:
Morten Kargo is a Senior Advisor in a position divided between SEGES and Aarhus University focusing on breeding.
He has a PhD in the Stochastic simulation of breeding schemes for dairy cattle and was involved in developing and implementing best value breeding plans for farmers. Lately, Morten has shown that the use of sexed semen and crossbreeding can improve the health, fertility and longevity of the cow and thereby overall farm profitability.

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3 October 2018 19:00 – 20:00 CET (18:00 – 19:00 BST)
Data collection from mixing wagons
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Join Thomas for this webinar discussing the new Danish tool used to transfer data between the Danish herd Management System (DMS) and mixer wagons. With the tool, the application on the mixer wagon has direct access to the rations formulated in the DMS. This also collects data on the feed going in and out of the mixing wagon which is also uploaded to DMS for record keeping. The data are used calculate useful KPI’s on efficiency and economics on their feeding practices. Data collected during feeding-out can be used to precise the next feed mix.

In total, this tool is used on 190 Danish dairy farms which include some EuroDairy pilot farmers. During this webinar, Thomas will discuss their experiences of using the tool.

Speaker: Thomas Andersen has worked with technology, management and production control on dairy farms for more than 10 years and has a practical approach to the use of data and technology for an on-farm benefit. His objective is to always try and improve farmer’s basis for decisions. Thomas works at SEGES, a farmer-owned organisation with a focus on developing solutions for the future of the agriculture sector.

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Previous Webinars – Live recordings

July 31 2018
Managing heat stress in dairy cattle

June 28 2018
Arla’s experience with carbon assessments on dairy farms (resource efficiency)

June 27 2018
Assessing biodiversity on dairy farms: the Biotex tool  (video) (biodiversity)

June 25 2018

The Carbon Footprint of milk and the Life Carbon Dairy Project (resource efficiency)

May 17 2018

Increasing economic resilience in pasture based dairy systems (socio-economics)

April 30 2018

Quantifying the nutriënt performance of a dairy farm – the ANCA tool (resource efficiecncy)

April 18 2018

Robust and resilient dairy systems (socio-economics)

April 3 2018
“Limiter les antibiotiques, c’est possible!” (animal care)

March 12 2018

The potential of secondary legumes and multispecies mixtures in forage production in North-West Europe (Resource efficiency)

January 31, 2018
The main principles surrounding management for biodiversity (biodiversity)

January 18, 2018 (18.00-19.00h CET)
Re-introduction grazing dairy cows mixed farm Northern Germany (resource efficiency)

December 13 2017
The use of rapeseed cake in dairy nutriton (resource efficiency)

December 11 2017
How to minimise silage losses this winter? (resource efficiency)

29th of August 2017
Reducing pressures on the food – a key to reducing lameness  (animal care)

21th of June 2017
Dry cow treatment (animal care)

14th of June 2017
Lean Farm Management (socio-economics)

23th of May 2017
Measurement tool resource efficiency (resource efficiency)

21th of March 2017
Financial management (socio-economics)

4th of May 2017
Opportunities and challenges in calf housing and management for the next decade

14th of February 2017
Compost bedded pack farms (animal care)
+ Presentation Jeffrey Brewley (PDF)
+ Presentation Joseph Taraba (PDF)

24th of January 2017
Hoof health management (animal care)

17th of January 2017
Compact TMR (resource efficiency)
+ Presentation Niels Kristensen  (PDF)