Robust and resilient dairy production systems

How to create good conditions for dairy cattle husbandry in different production systems?


This Focus Group is ongoing.


Tasks:

  • To identify new or underused approaches and practices which increase robustness in dairy cattle husbandry in different production systems and regions. Practices and strategies increasing robustness at animal, farm, species and/or production system level can be taken into account.
  • To analyse the impact of the most promising identified approaches and practices on profitability and animal welfare, their success and fail factors and barriers for implementation.
  • Summarise how to address these aspects and explore the role of innovation and knowledge exchange in addressing the challenges identified.
  • Propose potential innovative actions and ideas for Operational Groups to stimulate the use and improvement of robustness related practices at farm level.
  • Identify needs from practice and possible gaps in knowledge related to robustness which may be solved by further research.  

 

Results

 

Focus Group members:

Surname, first name

Profession

Country

Bodas, Raul

Scientist

Spain

Brady, Michael

Farm advisor

Ireland

Brocard, Valérie

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Scientist

France

Coppa, Mauro

Farm advisor; Scientist

Italy

Haskell, Marie

Scientist

United Kingdom

Hoffmann, Gundula

Scientist

Germany

Lassen, Jan

Scientist

Denmark

Liimatainen, Anna

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Farm advisor

Finland

Llonch, Pol

Scientist

Spain

Lukacs, Laszlo

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing; Farmer

Hungary

Lund Lecornu, Katrine

Farmer

France

Marchewka, Joanna

Scientist

Poland

McCormack, Pat

Farmer

Ireland

Mirbach, Dieter

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Germany

Pires, Jose

Scientist

France

Speroni, Marisanna

Scientist

Italy

Suojala, Leena

Expert from agricultural organisation, industry or manufacturing

Finland

Verwer, Cynthia

Representative of an NGO; Farm advisor; Scientist

Netherlands

Wosnitza, Kirsten

Farmer

Germany

Vuylsteke, Isabelle

Farm advisor; Farmer

Belgium

Facilitation team

Resch Zafra, Cesar

Coordinating expert

Spain

Schreuder, Remco

Task manager

Netherlands

 


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