to improve N use efficiency of milk production

Research Plan

Our main objectives are to further upgrade tools that may lead to increased nitrogen use efficiency of dairy farming, and to help dairy practitioners to implement them. We selected two basic models to work with: (i) the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS), and the Cattle Nitrogen use Efficiency model (CNE). Therefore, we dedicated a Work Package to train participants on current model use (WP2: Training).


The main focus of our work is to apply these models at a farm base. This is planned within WP3 (Field Research) that will transfer knowledge to several farms and feed–consulting companies across participating countries.


The same time, academic and non-academic partners will collaborate in further improving these models in WP4 (Model Research). Once the upgraded models are developed the final implementation will take place in selected dairy farms.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 777974