Environmentally Friendly Opportunities and Charts a Path Toward Sustainability for Norwegian Dairy Farms

Dr. Habtamu Alem (NIBIO, Norway) has recently published two studies focused on Norwegian dairy farms. The first article “A parametric analysis of eco-efficiency and its determinants: Evidence from Norwegian dairy farms”, in The Journal of Agricultural Economics, examines the eco-efficiency of Norwegian dairy farms over 30 years, focusing on methane (CH4) emissions. Analyzing data from…

Reducing emissions and nutrient losses in European dairy production systems: Towards context specific and adapted solutions

Dairy production systems (DPS) across Europe face significant sustainability challenges. Among these, the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and nitrogen (N) losses is becoming increasingly crucial due to binding international agreements and legal requirements. However, given the diversity of DPS, the successful reduction of these negative impacts needs from tailored strategies and adapted…

Nitrogen workshop 2024: DairyMix team in action

A large group of participants of the DairyMix project team had a productive participation at The XXII International Nitrogen (N) Workshop 2024 held at Aarhus University, Denmark. The team members shared their research through oral presentations and poster displays. Lennart Kokemohr from Ruralis, Norway shared his research on “Coupling Cropping System and Bioeconomic Optimization Models to Assess Nitrogen…

DairyMix attending conferences

There is a lot of exciting communication activity going on in the Dairymix project at the moment, and several contributions have been made all over the world at a variety of conferences and meetings so far in 2024. PhD Benjamin Macartan (Teagasc) gave the talk “Calcium Peroxide and 3-Nitrooxypropanol as Feed Additives: Residual Effects on…

A glass of DairyMix for breakfast

In late October, Dr. Federico Dragoni visited the webinar series GEH Breakfast Club for PostDocs and PhDs, presenting the DairyMix project. The webinar series on ‘Circularity in mixed crop and livestock farming systems, with emphasis on greenhouse gas mitigation’, is hosted by Green ERA-HUB on Agri-food and Biotechology. Dr. Dragonis talk “Multi-criteria assessment, decision support…

Annual DairyMix meeting 2023 in the autumn sunshine of Milan, Italy

DairyMix Annual Meeting in Milan: partners reviewed project progress, data collection, sustainability assessment and modeling. Field trip to cheese factory and farm for knowledge exchange. The DairyMix team at the Baronchelli Farm, October 4). Photo credits: Grete Jørgensen (NIBIO) From October 2nd to 4th, the DairyMix project gathered all partners in Milan for their Annual…