Climate Care Cattle Farming Systems

Development of climate smart care cattle farming systems reducing GHG and ammonia emissions.


4–6 March 2020, Wageningen International Congress Centre (former name: Hof van Wageningen), Lawickse Allee 9, Wageningen Campus, the Netherlands.

Kick-off Meeting, 4th March, 2020

  • Wageningen International Congress Centre (former name: Hof van Wageningen)
  • Lawickse Allee 9
  • Wageningen Campus, the Netherlands

Moments of Kick-off meeting


Wednesday 4th of March, 9:00 hour

Building IMPULSE, Stippeneng 2 (opposite Zodiac)


Kick–Off by professor Peter Groot–Koerkamp, official project leader of CCC–farming

9:15–10:00Introduction of partner organisations
10:00–11:30Explanation and discussion about project and budgetPaul Galama, Abele Kuipers
11:30–12:30Work–Package 1, Task 1 – Selection and organisation of farms (8 per country)UNIFI, WLR
12:30Lunch in the same building (restaurant van de Toekomst)
13:30–14:30WP1, Task 2 + Task 5 – Equipment to measure emissions and how to performIDELE, UNIFI, WLR – IDELE will present and demonstrate equipment (see also excursion on Thursday afternoon)
14:30–15:00WP1, Task 3 – Collect general farm dataUNIFI (farm data), LSU (cow data)
15:00–17:00WP1, Task 4 – Apply NPC calculation toolsIDELE/INRA – explain about CAP’2ERR–tool and SRUC explains about Agrecalc tool; Other interesting tools available in partner countries?
17:00–18:00WP1, Task 6 – Interact with farmersSRUC, LLU
19:00Evening dinner
Presentation Paul Galama about Innovative housing systems + WP2, Task 2:1:1: – Study and monitor innovative housing systemsWLR

Thursday, 5th of March, 8:30 hour

Building Zodiac, De Elst 1

8:30–9:15WP2, Task 2:1:2 – Study and monitor manure storage and handling techniquesLSMU, NRIAP
9:15–10:45WP1, Task 4 – ANCA nutrient cycle toolMichel de Haan, WLR: exercise with this tool in small groups
10:45–11:30WP2, Task 2:2:1 – Study and monitor novel feeding practices related to animalNRIAP
11:30–12:15WP2, Task 2:3 – Relate novel breeding traits to cow methane outputJLU
13:15–14:00WP2, Task 2:4:1 – Study and monitor grazing and fertilization practicesINRA SAS
14:00–14:45WP2, Task 2:4:2: – Study grass–species, soil and biodiversity in relation to emissionsSRUC
14:45–15:30WP3, Task 3:1 – Farmers’ opinions concerning mitigation practicesSRUC
15:30–16:00WP3, Task 3:3 – Socio–economic and trade–off aspectsSRUC
16:00–19:00Excursion – demonstration of Cow–Toilet and farm (firma Hanskamp) + application equipment for measurement of emissions in barn(IDELE) – 60 km trip
WP2, Task 2:4:3: Perspective of dronesUNIFI

Friday, 6th of March 8:30 hour

Building Zodiac, De Elst 1

8:30–9:15WP2, Task 2:2:2: – Study and monitor novel feeding practices related to cropsINRA PEGASE
9:15–9:45WP2, Task 3:2 – Policy and ethical aspects of selected mitigation practices and techniques aspectsIDELE
9:45–11:00WP4, Tasks 1–4 – Testing innovative farming systems + WP4, Task 5 – Evaluate farm systems optimizing socio–economic and emission goalsall; WLR +SRUC will lead discussion
11:00–13:30Time plan; Financial management; Concept consortium agreementall
 Websiteby LUHS
 Project Logoby LUHS, LLU, NRIAP
 Internal communication of projectall
 Publication policy
 Remaining issues plus overflow from first two days
13:30Closing of meeting, Lunch
Afternoon: time to speak with individual partners about their contribution to the project, if they depart late or on Saturday)
 Printable version

Moments of Kick-off meeting

Team and meeting photos