Seminar: Animal health in organic dairy farming in Poland

You are an (organic) dairy farmer in Poland?

You consult (organic) dairy farmers in Poland?

You are interested in improving outcome of (organic) dairy production by improving animal health status?

Then would kindly like to invite you to the seminar “Animal health in organic dairy farming in Poland“. The seminar will be organized by EkoConnect in cooperation with CDR (Centrum Doradztwa Rolniczego) in Radom within the project IMPRO. The EU funded research project IMPRO deals with the improvement of animal health in organic dairy farming. It started in October 2012 and will last 4 years. It is carried out by a Consortium of 7 partners from 6 European countries, each of them engaged in system oriented approaches to improve animal health at different levels of integration (animal, herd, farm and region).

This seminar should be used to discuss challenges and obstacles in organic dairy farming in Czech Republic, and present important results of the project, such as a decision support tool that could lead to a better understanding of the complexity of interactions between most relevant factors regarding animal health and identify the factors in need for improvement.

The seminar is open to agricultural consultants and veterinarians as well as farming associations, research institutes and interested farmers from Poland. The workshop adresses stakeholders from organic as well as conventional sector, since animal health in important and restrictive factor to production in both agricultural systems.

Seminar will be held in Polish and English language. The programme can be downloaded here.

More Information on the project can be found at

Die presentations can be downloaded here (English, Polnish):

Prezentacja sytuacji zdrowotnej i wyzwań w ekologicznym chowie bydła mlecznego w Polsce
(Dr hab. Renata Klebaniuk, University of Life Sciences in Lublin)

Presentation of the project, results, knowledge, challenges (EN)
Prezentacja projektu, wyników, stanu wiedzy, wyzwań
(Susanne Hoischen-Taubner, University of Kassel)

The farm centric participatory approach to reduce production diseases (EN)
Podejście partycypacyjne w gospodarstwie – redukcja chorób produkcyjnych (PL)
(Isabel Blanco-Penedo, Institut de Recerca i Tecnología Agroalimentàries)

Improving monitoring and prevention on the herd level (EN)
Poprawa monitoringu i prewencji na poziomie stada (PL)
(Manon de Joybert, Veterinary School of Nantes – ONIRIS)

Cost-benefit tool Animal Health: Failure and Preventive Costs (EN)
Narzędzie do analizy kosztów i korzyści w zakresie zdrowia zwierząt: porażki i koszty prewencji
(Susanne Hoischen-Taubner, University of Kassel)

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