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VelKoTek (2024-2027)

Overview of deliverables in the project

The aim is to improve animal welfare, production and sustainability in dairy cows through the development of new welfare indicators that help farmers to think and work preventively. The welfare indicators are based on data from milking and monitoring equipment, allowing for an objective, continuous assessment of animal welfareAt the same time, these welfare indicators will contribute to a high level of care.

The effect is improved animal welfare for cows, as poor conditions or diseases are detected early, allowing for necessary changes. At the same time, the  marketing chain gains access to fresh, objective welfare assessments for customers and interested consumers. This will improve agriculture economically and reduce climate impact when animals live longer and produce better. The perceived welfare of the animals will be able to supplement or replace current legislation in the assessment of animal welfare.

VelKoTek  is in Danish entitled as 'Bedre dyrevelfærd og produktion hos malkekøer gennem ny teknologi' and can be translated to 'Improving animal welfare and production in dairy cows through new technology'. 
Funded by The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark via Green Development and Demonstration Program (GUDP). 

Associate Professor Leon Bodenhagen
Associate Professor Dirk Kraft

- SEGES Innovation P/S 
- Arla Foods amba

SDU Robotics University of Southern Denmark

  • Campusvej 55
  • Odense M - DK-5230

Last Updated 11.01.2024