ECIP (Dairy Cattle)



Dairy Research Trust Co-operative Society


Federation of Swedish Farmers (LRF)


Swedish Farmers Foundation for Agricultural Research (SLF)


Dutch Dairy Board


Centre National Interprofessionnel de l’Economie Laitiére (CNIEL)


Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Lait (FNPL)


LTO Nederland


Israel Dairy Board


Knowledge Centre for Agriculture


Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council (AgriSearch)

The European Cattle Innovation Partnership (ECIP) is a collaboration between a number of farming-based organizations aiming to improve the cross border coordination of applied research, development and knowledge exchange in European dairy farming.

The Chairman of ECIP is Richard Holland – a dairy farmer who, through the support of the BioSciences Knowledge Transfer Network in the UK, took the first steps towards initiating this collaboration.

ECIP is currently being coordinated by Ray Keatinge ( from the GB dairy levy body AHDB Dairy.

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ECIP meets in the Netherlands

ECIP met at Zoetermeer on  2/3 December 2013 to discuss progress on its work programme, and to learn of industry developments in the Netherlands. The visit was organised and hosted by the Dutch Dairy  Board. The Group discussed opportunities under the first call of Horizon 2020, expected to be announced on 11 December 2013. A [...]

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ECIP Phosphorus working group

A working group of experts consisting of John Bailey (AFBI, Northern Ireland), Paul Withers (Bangor University, UK), Leon Sebek (Wageningen University, Netherlands), Leif Knudsen (Knowledge Centre for Agriculture, Denmark), Debbie Mc Connell (DairyCo, UK), and Wiebren van Stralen (LTO, Netherlands) met on 11/12 March 2014.  The objective of the workshop was to identify mechanisms by [...]

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ECIP visit to Ireland

At the invitation of Agrisearch, ECIP travelled to Northern Ireland for its meeting on 11 June 2013. The meeting was held at the AgriFood and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) Hillsborough. In addition to its normal business meeting, presentations were given by AFBI staff on the interesting and varied programme of research being conducted in Northern Ireland. [...]

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DairyCare WG1 & European Veterinary Immunology Group Joint Meeting

  The DairyCare EU COST and the European Veterinary Immunology Group (EVIG) will hold a Joint Meeting Dairy Care is a researcher network in Dairy Animal Health and Welfare, composed by 500 members from 31 participating COST countries, having the aim of improving dairy animal husbandry by combining biological, technological, engineering and social science expertise [...]

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2nd International Conference on Animal Health Surveillance

Second announcement – ICAHS2 – Call for papers now open! Authors are now coridally invited to submit papers to be presented at ICAHS2, 7-9 May 2014. The deadline for paper submissions is 1 December 2013. Similar to the first ICAHS in 2011, ICAHS2 will provide a platform for discussion and interaction among surveillance stakeholders – [...]

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Does big mean bad? Looking at the science behind large-scale livestock production

Large–scale intensive livestock production is currently a hot topic in the UK. There’s a lot of confusion over the advantages or disadvantages of such units. This conference is about the science behind running large successful units. What do we know and what do we need to find out? The primary focus will be on systems [...]

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