Dairy Campus
Centre for Innovation, Education and Research
Future farming concepts
Conference Danish Cattle: Powered by Science
Kees de Koning, May 1, 2014
Future farming concepts
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Introduction
New farming concepts
Sensor Management
Concluding remarks
Wageningen UR
Livestock Research
Leeuwarden
Central Veterinary
Institute
Wageningen University
Department Animal Sciences
“Dairy Campus” in development
Future farming concepts
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Introduction
New farming concepts
Sensor Management
Concluding remarks
Future farming: how will it look like?
• NL studies
• Goal: development of several sustainable dairy
farming systems
• Based on cow needs & strengths
• Three phases:
▫ Development new concepts and ideas toward
2025
▫ Development specific parts to realize the
concepts
▫ Realisation (parts/components)
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Realization
• New barn designs and flooring types
• Climate neutral designs including manure
handling
• Focus on innovative designs, that fit in the
„People, Planet und Profit“ concept
Recycling
nutrients
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Mobile feeding system
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Havermans
Coöperation of dairy farmers and feed centre
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Dutch Farm of the future:
Specialized farm, high yielding, milk, minerals &
energy
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Average size towards 100-150 cows and more
Production 10.000 kg per annum
Perfect nutrition combined with grazing
More focus on grassland management
Optimal animal health (mastitis, lameness etc)
Extended life time of cows (+ 2 years)
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Towards a climate neutral dairy barn (NZO/LTO)
Manure treatment
(WUR Manure Brochure 2014)
Manure refinery
(different approaches)
Future farming concepts
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Introduction
New farming concepts
Sensor Management
Concluding remarks
Technology on dairy farms
• Electronic devices and systems
▫ ID, concentrate feeders
▫ Milk meters, pedometers, conductivity
• Increase automatic milking systems
• More integrated systems
▫ (ID, milk recording, data collection, sampling)
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Introduction genomics
Focus on management support
In-line and on-farm sensor technology
External data services
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Smart Farming? Individuel approach in large herds…
Feed intake ok?
In heat?
Enough
Milk?
Mastitis?
Lameness?
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Sensor technology
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On farm milk analysis
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In-line analysis
“We are drowning in data,
but starving for information”
John Naisbett
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Future farming concepts
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Introduction
New farming concepts
Sensor Management
Concluding remarks
Animation : Future Farm
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