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Dairy Farm Developer

Dairy Farm Developer®

A farm development tool for extension staff offering structured farm assessments to step-wise improve productivity and profitability for dairy farmers

The tool allows to assess the status of all relevant business processes on a dairy farm and monitor improvements over time by regular farm visits, providing targeted and prioritised advice for observed shortcomings to increase milk production, milk quality and profitability. 

The tool is adaptable to a specific group of farmers (cooperative, processor, country, farm type, etc) to focus on targeted KPIs

Dairy Farm Developer ® and assessment software

A tailor-made digitalised tool to step-wise improve business processes at dairy farms with associated SOPs

Dairy Competence Builder

Dairy Competence Builder®

A training tool for milk collection centers and dairy processors for developing the capacity of extension staff leading to better milk supply

The tool to improve the volume and quality of milk production from suppliers through enhancing the competencies of extension staff. The Dairy Competence Builder® is an assessment tool for the improvement of extension workers skills for dairy development. It is an online learning space, accessible to management and extension staff, designed to improve the efficiency of your dairy extension workers whilst improving their self-esteem. Milk supply will improve in volume and quality and your key performance indicators can be closely monitored.

Dairy competence builder® and assessment software

VetEffecT, together with the Friesian, implements a Dairy Development Program in Uganda

Commissioned by the IFC and Pearl Dairy, VetEffecT together with the Friesian, implements a Dairy Development Program in Uganda. The goal is to increase farmer productivity and achieve a sustainable increase in milk production of Pearl Dairy’s existing suppliers, by 200,000 liters per day. 

Dairy production in Uganda is dominated by small-scale farmers living in impoverished rural areas, and it is estimated that only 20% of the country’s milk output is processed.

Animal welfare audit and action plan for a large dairy enterprise

VetEffecT has been awarded a framework contract project for the EBRD: Regional Programme for Improving Animal Welfare Standards in Agribusiness - Conducting Animal Welfare Audits and Developing Action Plans for Agribusinesses (EBRD Project Ref 67313). The project runs 3 years (2017-2019). As one of the first assignments, VetEffecT has been awarded a project in Egypt, to conduct an animal welfare audit and developing an animal welfare action plan for for a large dairy enterprise (approx. 15000 heads of cattle). 

The project will be carried out through assessment, desk research and farm-visits.

VetEffecT is hiring: Dairy - Beef - Pig - Poultry - Aquaculture - and Insect Circular Economy Experts

Successful companies and farmers of the future will need to:

  • produce with high efficiency  
  • use minimal energy, water, nutrients and other resources,
  • cause a minimal carbon footprint, and causing minimal GHG (Green House Gasses) waste and effluents.

Sustainable farming, respecting animal welfare, wildlife and the environment are obvious other key conditions.

The coming years many farms and companies will be transforming their operations, to adapt to the modern:

  • 'license to produce'
  • new regulations and standards.

New animal production facilities and farm management systems must be designed taking these factors on board. High yields (per animal or per hectare, respecting animal welfare) and minimizing cost of production and at the same time having a minimal negative impact on water pollution, GHG emissions, and animal welfare will determine the competitive advantage of future succesful companies, farmers and other producers. 

For international projects in these areas VetEffecT is establishing teams of qualified experts that are experienced and interested to analyse and advise companies and farmers in these fields. 

For international projects in these areas VetEffecT is establishing teams of qualified experts that are experienced and interested to analyse and advise companies and farmers in these fields. 

Precision Agriculture and the future of farming in Europe

The study is performed for the scientific foresight unit STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) of the European Parliament (EP).  The study is forward looking, and supports members of EP. The overall purpose of the project is to identify legislative pathways for the EU Parliament towards an sustainable, efficient and competitive agriculture in the EU, and for supporting development of skilled workforces in the farming sector in the EU.

The study consisted of the preparation of 6 briefing papers for 6 different topics as Technical Horizon Scan, and subsequently to develop a envisioning report and

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