New dairy project to transform data use on farm

Innovation for Agriculture has been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant for its project proposal ‘4D4F – Data Driven Dairy Decisions for Farmers’.

The project brings together 16 partners from nine EU countries spread from the Baltics to the Mediterranean and from West to East. It will investigate the technologies that are available to farmers to collect data on their cows and then how best to utilise it. It will bring together specialists from across Europe to share information. It will have an on-line presence and will conclude with a series of on farm events for farmers.

David Gardner, CEO of Innovation for Agriculture commented: “We are delighted to have been successful with this proposal. The ability to successfully collect data and use it to make better decisions will be a vital factor in creating a competitive advantage in the future.

“The new sensor technologies that are being developed to collect data on both individual cows and the herd as a whole are really exciting and we expect that this project will help farmers get the best from their investment in these sensors. This project is a major step forward for us, it is the first that we have been awarded and we are looking forward to working with our European partners.”

If any farmers would like to be involved in the project please contact davidg@innovationforagriculture.org.uk

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