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By Abele Kuipers; Marija Klopcic; Cled Thomas

This publication addresses the foundations of data move and offers a large scale of functions. powerful wisdom usage calls for that insights constructed within the animal sciences are mixed with social technology techniques. that's entire during this ebook. The functions specialize in the adoption of recent administration practices in farm animals husbandry. In animal sciences the emphasis is usually at the technical and zoological information. The organizational and private dimensions are too usually overlooked as serious elements to luck. Organizational facets deserve credits, as the result of learn needs to usually be carried out in a posh chain of manufacturer and buyer orientated enterprises. own features corresponding to attitudes and perspectives in the direction of the longer term considerably make sure the opportunity of adopting ideas. during this e-book, those dimensions additionally obtain a few cognizance. a few extra theoretical papers are by way of sensible examples of implementations within the box and by means of descriptions of extension networks and providers. a wide number of papers is gifted: from the ability of the researcher and advisor during the strength of information banks to the facility of the buyer and manufacturer within the dissemination method; therefore from enter pushed to call for pushed. This ebook is of significance to all who deal ultimately with wisdom trade and move

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Of course, they received the information about the vouchers, but the whole idea that farmers should consciously think of their knowledge demand and critically think about a knowledge product was unfamiliar to most farmers. It is also interesting that 85 % of the interviewed farmers (n = 39), did not perceive a mineral problem on their farm. More than 50 % of the respondents (n = 33) were selfconfident about having enough information and knowledge to handle the mineral management issues at their farms properly.

The research findings are further developed and demonstrated in the field at a limited group of discovery farms; emphasis is on development 3. A larger group of demonstration farms are used to implement and demonstrate the farm practices needed to achieve the required results; emphasis is on demonstration 4. A farmer-to-farmer approach is used to try to reach most of the farmers. The idea is: let farmers tell farmers the news about topics, like environment. Figure 1. Mineral projects and knowledge exchange in the dairy sector.

They were asked to rank 10 management practices in order of importance. As can be seen below, mineral management was not considered as a priority on farm level. However, many farmers added that mineral management is in fact an integral part of the management of the farm. 2 N surplus, kg per ha per yr Results show that the effects of mineral management practices on the discovery and fielddemo-farms differ from the average farms. The N-surpluses of the front-runner farms (discovery and field-demo-farms) were, as expected, considerably below the commercial average dairy farms (see Figure 4).

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