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Implications of the introduction of automatic milking on dairy farms

Objective

The proposal aims at an integration of knowledge on, and developing solutions foray adverse effects of the introduction of automatic milking systems as a major technological innovation on dairy farms in EU member states. Topics addressed are adoption determinants, socio-economic impacts on farm level, consumer and Society acceptance, milking hygiene and milk quality, animal health and welfare, farm operation (including grazing) and management support requirements. Results should facilitate a smooth introduction of automatic milking without adverse, or even with positive, effects on farming conditions, well being of cows, quality of milk and public acceptance, and complying with EU and national legislation. Objectives are to be achieved by an international and multidisciplinary research and dissemination approach, involving various research techniques.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
Address
Runderwag 6
8203 AD Lelystad
Netherlands

Participants (8)

DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Research Centre Foulum
Tjele
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR NUTRITION AND FOOD
Germany
Address
Hermann-weigmann-strasse 1
24103 Kiel
GASCOIGNE MELOTTE TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Kromme Spieringweg, 289 B
2141 BS Vijfhuizen
INSTITUTE FOR ANIMAL HEALTH
United Kingdom
Address
High Street,compton
RG20 7NN Newbury
LELY INDUSTRIES NV
Netherlands
Address
Weverskade 10
3155 PD Maasland
STIFTELSEN JTI - INSTITUTET FÖR JORDBRUKS- OCH MILJOTEKNIK
Sweden
Address
Ultunaallen 4
750 05 Uppsala
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Undervisningsplan 6D
750 07 Uppsala
WESTFALIA LANDTECHNIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Werner-habig-strasse 1
59302 Oelde