Results and deliverables

This page contains publications, articles, presentations, videos, tools and deliverables produced in or in connection with the AUTOGRASSMILK project. The list is regular updated and sorted according to the work packages in the project.

Work package 1
Optimum feeding strategies for dairy cows incorporating grazed grass with AM for various production systems in Europe

Articles and publications
Brocard, V., Huneau, T., Huchon, J.C. and Dehedin, M. 2014 Combining robotic milking and grazingIn: EGF at 50: The Future of European Grasslands. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 19 pp 559-562.

Foley C. 2015. Monitor farm benchmarking for integrating an AMS and grazing in a spring calving herd in Ireland. Presentation on  Eupopean Grassland Federation workshop on Grazing and and automation.

Foley C., Shortall J. and O’Brien B. 2015. Concentrate supplementation and milking frequency in automated milking with grazing. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 410-412

Foley C., Shortall J. and O’Brien B. 2015. Concentrate supplementation and milking frequency in automated milking with grazing. Poster from Eupopean Grassland Federation 2015

Foley C., Shortall J. and O’Brien B. 2015. Milk production, cow traffic and milking duration at different milking frequencies in an automated milking system integrated with grazing. In: Guarino M. and Berckmans. Precision Livestock Farming ’15. pp 40 – 47

Foley C., Shortall J. and O’Brien B. 2015. Milk production, cow traffic and milking duration at different milking frequencies in an automated milking system integrated with grazing. Presentation from the 7th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming.

Foley, C., Shortall, J. and O’Brien B 2015. Transient effect of two milking permission levels on milking frequency in an Automatic Milking System with grazing. Poster from EAAP 2015

Green G. 2013. Integrating robots and grazing. British Dairying. December 2013 pp 18-22

Huneau, T., Brocard, V. and Fougere, M. 2013.  Integrating pasture into a saturated robotic milking system: 4 years of experiments in Derval. European Association of Animal Production Congress August 2013.

Karlsson, M. 2015. Hur organiseras kotrafikken i samband med produktionsbete i större besättningar med automatisk mjölkning? Master Thesis, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

Lessire, F and Dufrasne, I, 2015, Effect of the distribution of maize silage. Presentation

Lessire, F., Hornick J.L., and Dufrasne, I. 2014. Effects of mild heat stress periods on milk production, milking frequency and rumination time of grazing dairy cows milked by a mobile automatic system. In: EGF at 50: The Future of European Grasslands. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 19 pp 181-183

Lessire F., Hornick J.L and Dufrasne I. 2015. Is it possible for large herds to graze while keeping a high milk yield level? The experience of two Belgian dairy farms. Poster from Eupopean Grassland Federation 2015

Lessire F., Hornick J.L. and Dufrasne I. 2015. Is it possible for large herds to graze while keeping a high milk yield level? The experience of two Belgian dairy farms. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 452-454

O’Brien, B, Foley, C. and Shortall J. 2015. Automatic milking within a grass based dairy farming system. Poster from EAAP 2015

O’Brien B., and C. Foley. 2014. A comparison of different milking frequencies in n automated milking system integrated with grazing. In Agricultural Research Forum 10th and 11th March 2014  (pp 130)

O’Brien B., and C. Foley. 2014. Combining automatic milking with grazing. In Moorepark Dairy Levy Research Update. Breeding Strategies for an Expanding Dairy Industry.Series 23 pp 33-39O’Brien, B.,  Upton j., Foley C. and J. Daunt. 2013. Robotic Milking from Pasture. In Berry B, Butler S. And Dillon P (ed) Morepark’13 Irish Dairying, Harvesting the potential  pp 108-109

Oudshoorn, F. W., Lauridsen, K. 2014. Facilitating grazing for organic dairy farms with expanding herd size. In: Thuenen Report, Vol. 20/vol 1, 2014, s. 183-186.

Oudshoorn, F. W., Spörndly, E. 2013. Operational strategies for optimizing grazing when using automatic milking systems in organic dairy production. Organic Farming systems as a driver for change : NJF Seminar 461. Vol. 9 3. udg. NJF, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 2013. s. 129-130

Shortall, J., O’Brien, B. and Foley C. 2015 Grazing management in an automatic milking system. Presentation from Eupopean Grassland Federation 2015

Spörndly, E., Guzhva, O., Andersson, S., Pavard, N. and Le Goc, S. (2014) Deltidsbete – en bra betesmodell för stall med automatisk mjölkning? Vallkonferens 2014 Report no 18 (pp. 59-62) Department of Crop Production Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala.  English translation

Spörndly E., Andersson S., Pavard N., and Le Goc S. 2015. Production pasture versus exercise and recreation pasture for cows in automatic milking systems. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 125-127’

Spörndly E. and Karlsson M. 2015. Production and cow-traffic management during the pasture season in large herds with automatic milking. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 131-133

 

Deliverables

1.1   Country specific guidelines on optimizing pasture proportion of cow diet (including periods of grass scarcity) in association with AM

1.2   Specific needs of different cow breed/ type in relation to grazing and AM

 

Work package 2
Optimize the integration of AM systems with cow grazing using new technologies

Videos
Transfert du robot de traite de la ferme expérimentale de l’Université de Liège, Liundi 20 Avril 2015

Equipment for grazing managementÈquipments pour la gestion des prairies. Grasshopper and Life Corder.

Articles and publications
Allain, C, Raynal, J, Beck C, Delgarde, R and Brocard, V, 2015. Use of the Lifecorder+® sensor to assess grazing time of dairy cows. Poster from the second Dairy Care Conference, 3 and 4 March 2015

Allain C., Raynal J., Beck C., Delagarde R. and Brocard V. 2015. Use of the Lifecorder+® sensor to assess grazing time of dairy cows. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 166-168

Andersson, Å. 2015. Nattbete med frivillig kotrafik mellan stall och bete vid omgångsmjölkning – Effekt av tillskottsensilage. Master Theses, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Department of Animal Nutrition and management

Brocard V., Dufrasne, I., Lessire F. and Francois J. 2015. Challenging land fragmentation thanks to a mobile milking robot: statement of two cases of implementation. EAAP 31 August – 4 September 2015. Abstract

Brocard V., Dufrasne, I., Lessire F. and Francois J. 2015. Challenging land fragmentation thanks to a mobile milking robot: statement of two cases of implementation. EAAP 31 August – 4 September 2015. Presentation

Holshof G., Stienezen M.W.J. and Galama P.G. 2015. Calibration of five rising plate meters in the Netherlands. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. pp 233-235.

Ipema, B 2015. Application of a neck-collar mounted sensor for recording feeding and grazing behaviour. In 12th Conference Construction, Engineering and Environment in Livestock Farming, September 8th – 10th in Freising, Germany. pp 128-133

Ipema A.H., Holshof G. and De Mol R.M. 2015. Comparison of feeding time in barn and pasture under a given grass allowance in a system with robotic milking and strip grazing by using collected sensor data. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 99-101

Lessire, F., Hornick, J.L., Minet, J and Dufrasne I. 2015. Milk production, milking frequency and rumination time of grazing dairy cows milked by a mobile AMS. EAAP 31 august – 4 September Presentation

McSweeney, D., Foley, C., Halton, P. and O’Brien B. 2015. Calibration of an automated grass measurement tool to enhance the precision of grass utilization and allocation in pasture based farming systems. Poster from Eupopean Grassland Federation Symposium 2015

McSweeney, D., Foley, O’Brien B. and Halton, P.  2015. Development of “Grasshopper” for automated grass measurements. Presentation from Eupopean Grassland Federation Symposium 2015

O’Brien B., and J. Upton. 2013 Combining automatic milking and precision grazing on dairy systems.  In: Berckmans D. and J. Vandermeulen (ed). Precision Livestock Farming ’13. (pp 217-222).

Oudshoorn F.W., Philipsen, B., Dufrasne, I. and van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A. 2013. Using mobile milking robots for special quality dairy products based on site specific grazing. In: The role of Grasslands in a Green Future. Grassland Science in Europe 18. (pp 276-278) (poster presentation at EGF Akureyri Iceland 2013).

Spörndly E. and Andersson A. 2015. Effect of indoor silage feeding on pasture time in a batch-milked automatic milking rotary system. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 128-130

UPton J. and O’Brien. 2013.  Analysis of energy consumption in robotic milking. .  In: Berckmans D. and J. Vandermeulen (ed). Precision Livestock Farming ’13. pp 405-470.

Zom R.L.G., Holshof G., Ipema A.H. and De Mol R.M. 2015. Application of grass and cow sensor data to support grazing management in high output systems. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. pp 134-136.

Deliverables

2.1   Practical tool to optimize grazing using detailed cow and grazing information

2.2   DST for precise management of cow grazing, tested and demonstrated

2.3   Guidelines for optimized operation of mobile milking units and automated carousel with different amounts of supplements at different parts of the grazing season

 

Work package 3
Increase the sustainability of an integrated AM and cow grazing milk production system

Articles and publications

Kohnen H., Boonen J., Van Vliet G. and Wengler F. 2015. Farm-specific development plan: a tool to manage and improve individual dairy farms. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 437-439

Oudshoorn, F. W., Stubsgaard, A. and de Olde, E. 2014. Pursue applied sustainability in AgriculturePoster session presented at IARU Sustainability Science Congress 2014, Copenhagen, Danmark

Shortall J., O’Driscoll, K., Foley, C., Sleator, R and O’Brien, B. 2015. Effect of milking frequency on hoof health and locomotion scores of cows milked in a pasture based AMS. Presentation from EAAP 2015.

Stubsgaard, A. and Oudshoorn, F., 2015. Bæredygtighed i dansk mælkeproduktion – hvorfor og hvordan? Ny Kvægforskning Nr. 5 13. årgang november 2015 p 10-11 (in danish)

Tools for farm based sustainability assessment

Interactive tool to determination of the sustainability performance of your dairy farm (excel file)

Toole to calulation of the mineral balance (excel file)

Deliverables

3.1   Protocol for registration of ’Monitor Farms’, data capture and management of data

3.2   A sustainability assessment tool for farmers to evaluate their own AM system

 

Work package 4
Economic assessment of integrated grazing and AM technologies

Articles and publications

Résultats techniques et économiques comparés de deux échantillons d’élevages bovins laitiers français avec ou sans robot de traite

Intérêt économique du pâturage des vaches laitières dans les élevages équipés d’un robot de traite 

Andersen, J.T and Oudshoorn F.W. 2015. Økonomi i afgræsning på AMS bedrifter. Landbrugsinfo.dk. In Danish

Andersen, J.T. and Oudshoorn F.W. 2015. AMS-bedrifter i Holland og Frankring har økonomisk fordel af afgræsning. Landmand.dk. In Danish

Holshof G., Evers A.G., De Haan M.H.A. and Galama P.G. 2015. Grazing and difficult circumstances: economic benefits depend on milk price and grazing efficiency In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 236-238

O’Brien, B., Foley, C., Shortall, J. and Shalloo, L. 2015. An economic appraisal of automatic and conventional milking within a grass based seasonal milk production system. In: Guarino M. and Berckmans. Precision Livestock Farming ’15. pp 21 – 29

O’Brien, B., Foley, C., Shortall, J. and Shalloo, L. 2015. An economic appraisal of automatic and conventional milking within a grass based seasonal milk production system. Presentation from the 7th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming.

Oudshoorn F.W., Brocard V. and Van den Pol-van Dasselaar A. 2015. Economic impact of grazing dairy cows on farms equipped with an automatic milking system. In: Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems. Grassland Science in Europe Vol 20. 469-471

Shortall, J., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’brien B. 2015. A comparison of the labour requirements on Irish dairy farms with automatic and conventional milking systems integrated with grazing. In Guarino M. and Berckmans. Precision Livestock Farming ’15. pp 774-781.

Shortall, J., Foley, C., Sleator, R. and O’Brien, B 2015.  A comparison of the labour requirements on Irish dairy farms with automatic and conventional milking systems integrated with grazing. Poster from the 7th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming.

Deliverables

4.1   Report on the financial impact of different levels of grazing for Denmark, the Netherlands and France over a number of years

4.2:  Web based decision support tool for North western Europe on economics of AM and grazingThe decision support tool is available in a Swedish version (Svensk version af beslutsstöd för mjölkföretageare och rådgivare)

Work package 5
Dissemination

Videos
3 videos of open day presentations on automatic milking Open day held at Moorepark April, 2014:

– Video 1: Operation of the milking robot at Moorepark
– Video 2: Dissemination of information on automatic milking at Moorepark ,
– Video 3: Open day presentation on automatic milking at Moorepark

Video about: AUTOGRASSMILK weiden met melktobot (in Dutch)

Video about: Grazing and AMS. “Afgræsning og AMS”. (in Danish).

Articles and publications
Lessire F and Dufrasne I. 2015. 2014: Results Experimental Farm – Pilot Farm / Rèsultats de 2014 Ferme expèrimentale – Fermes pilotes. Presentation for farmers –
French English

Lessire F and Dufrasne I. 2015. Résultats de 2015 Ferme expérimentale – Ferme Pilotes. Presentation for farmers. French –  English

Flyer for NPC – Automated Precision Technologies Integrated with a Grazing System

Brochure CAP Trevarez 2015. Robot et Pâturage. Du Projet aux résultatse de recherche. Leaflet fra open days in Trevarez (in French).

Dufrasne I and Lessire F .2014. Concilier prairies et agrandissement des troupeaux : quelle place pour les robots de traite? “la ferme du futur” Foire Agricole de Libramont, 25 juillet 2014

Foley, C, 2014. Automatic milking Systems in Ireland. Irish Grassland Association – Newsletter July 2014

Kristensen O. 2013. Kombinationen AMS og afgræsning skal gøres nemmere. Landmand.dk – kvæg (in Danish)

Lessire F and Dufrasne I, 2014. Réseau de fermes pilotes Affiche présentée à la Foire Agricole de Libramont, 25 jullet 2014 (in French)

Lessire F and Dufrasne I, 2014. Evaluer la quantité d’herbe disponible Affiche présentée à la Foire Agricole de Libramont, 5 juillet 2014 (in French)

Marstal K. F. 2015. Styring af afgræsning og robotmalkning. Landmand.dk – Kvæg (in Danish)

O’Brien, Van Den Pol-Van Dasselaar, A, Oudshoorn, F., Sporndly, E., Brocard, V. and Dufrasne, I. 2015. Combining Automatic Milking and Precision Grazing. Presentation from EAAP 2015

Oudshoorn F. 2015. Malkerobotter og afgræsning. Ny KvægForskning nr. 4. 13 årgang, september 2015. pp 4-6 (in Danish)

Teagasc and IGA. 2015. Combining Automatic Milking with a Grass Based System. “Hand Out”  and “Boards” from IGA Farm Walk Oct 7th 2015

Teagasc, 2014: Teagasc Research Automatic Milking systems. www.teagasc.ie.

Deliverables

5.1   Press release, WEB-Site release and update

5.2   Interim plan for dissemination

5.3   Video clip of results

5.4   Final plan for dissemination