Workshop on future research priorities and implementation

PrintThe SOLID final conference has been postponed until 22 March 2016.

Instead a workshop will be hold on 19 January from 10.00 – 12.30h in Brussels:Welsh Higher Education Brussels, Wales House, 11 Rond-Point Schuman, Brussels

“Future research priorities and implementation strategies in the Organic and Low input Dairy Sector”.  

Following brief presentations on the main outputs from the SOLID project. The workshops will split into 2 breakout groups:

  • Future Research Priorities
  • Future implementation of project outputs

Followed by a report back and final discussion.
If you are interested in attending the workshop on the morning of the 19th, please send an email to with the subject “SOLID Workshop” with your confirmation of attendance.

Conference on sustainable dairy farming in Northern Europe

helsinkiThe SOLID Workshop “Organic and low-input dairying” – an option to Northern European Dairy Sector?” was held in Helsinki, Finland on 27-28 October 2015.

The majority of participants epresented various Finnish stakeholder groups with delegates from other Nordic countries and the Baltic countries as well.

The presentations covered findings from all work packages of the project. Additional presentations were also given, where the role of organic dairy production in the Northern Europe was evaluated. We also received an update of another EU FP7 project “Ruminomics”.

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Conference on future challenges to sustainable dairying

SOLID_conf16On January 26-27, 2016 a SOLID conference was held in Bristol on the future sustainability of organic and low-input milk production. Challenges and solutions were on the agenda.

The conference in Bristol , aimed at farmers, consultants, scientists, dairy processors and feed producers, will present and debate the outcomes of the Sustainable Organic and Low- Input Dairying (SOLID) project. We will focus on practical strategies to implement the findings of the project by farmers.

Speakers from Aberystwyth University, OMSCO, Aarhus University and the Agricultural University in Vienna will introduce the challenges of low-input and organic milk production as well as reporting on project results in relation to breeding objectives, breed choice, forage utilisation and animal health. Farmers who were actively involved in the project will present their experiences. More about the conference

Workshop in Romania: Dairy production in Eastern Europe

eastern europeSOLID & The National Research-Development Institute for Animal Biology and Nutrition, Romania, invite you to attend the workshop:

“DAIRY LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION IN EASTERN EUROPE” October 15-16, 2015 – Balotesti, Romania

Preliminary workshop programme

Further information in English  and Romanian