Farmdesk logo

Our publications

  • Browse by category

Search in publications


Carbon footprint reduction on a Flemish dairy farm: is 30% possible?

The answer is yes - where the road to it on a typical dairy farm will consist of a combination of measures. It will also have a reasonable impact on farm management, but not necessarily with a negative economic impact.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets, Willem Govaerts, Wim Govaerts

Nice reflection of the growing season in the 2023 grass (clover) silages

The cold spring, the dry June month and the growing autumn are standouts of the 2023 grass season. On average, nice grass silage was won with excellent quality.
Daya Will, Wim Govaerts

A late-started 2023 corn season still resulted in good quality

The 2023 corn season brought challenges, mainly due to a very wet and cool spring. Fortunately, the growing weather during the (after) summer brought relief. Overall, the quality of silage corn was high.
Daya Will, Wim Govaerts

Carbon footprint of Flemish milk - case study with Farmdesk Climate

The dairy industry has ambitious climate goals by 2030. We believe dairy farmers need to be involved in the story and that in addition to greenhouse gas emissions, the economic impact needs to be monitored. Farmdesk Climate is the solution.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets, Willem Govaerts, Wim Govaerts

New website for revised business strategy

Learn more about our customized business strategy: supporting farmers and sector enterprises by combining sotfware, agricultural knowledge and data engineering into innovative solutions.
Jef Aernouts

Adding mixing silage in Farmdesk

Mix pits, also known as "lasagna pits," are commonly used in practice. Read here how to get started with them in Farmdesk.
Daya Will

How silage corn boosts milk production: analysis on starch, DVE and VEM

In this article, we analyze the relationship between starch on the one hand and VEM and DVE on the other hand to better depict the milk-driven nature of silage corn.
Daya Will, Jef Aernouts

Updated standard fertilizer costs for 2023-2024 season

Fertilizer costs in 2023 were remarkably lower than those in 2022, so we adjusted the standard fertilizer cost prices in Farmdesk. A brief overview.
Daya Will, Jef Aernouts

How do milk prices affect cows and dairy farmers?

In this analysis, we examine the effect of milk price on milk production and feed profits. In addition, we discuss some concerns in the current climate of relatively lower milk prices.
Jef Aernouts, Wim Govaerts

Dehusked wheat in Farmdesk

Dehusked wheat or soda train is a common feed material. Quite a few farmers make it themselves by mixing wheat with water and caustic soda. Read how to handle it in this article in Farmdesk.
Jef Aernouts

Updated standards for young stock

Given the trend toward intensification, we at Farmdesk chose to adjust feed standards for young cattle for rapid growth and early calving.
Wim Govaerts

Updates fresh grass module

The original Farmdesk fresh grass model was created based on measurement data from 2020. The model was recalibrated after adding data from the years 2021 and 2022.
Jef Aernouts, Lode Slaets

Our experts

Our articles are written by experts in their field. They enjoy sharing their insights and experiences.