New: “Advised farmer” – Working together with 2 new licences in fodjan

The “Advised farmer” licences (the two in the middle of the graphic) are an exclusive benefit for farmers who work together with their advisors in fodjan. It includes a set of rights adapted to the practice and lower prices than the full farmer licence – there is a free licence (see middle left) and an extended, low-cost “Advised farmer (limited)” licence (see middle right).

Get to know more about it here.

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Merry Christmas and a good start to 2024!

We wish everyone happy holidays and a motivated start to 2024!
In case of emergencies, our support team will of course be there for you over Christmas and New Year – by e-mail to support@fodjan.de.
All the best!
Your fodjan team 🎅

fodjan at EuroTier 2022

EuroTier is one of the pivotal events of livestock farming. Of course, as always, we will also be at the start!

Where can I meet fodjan and experience it live?

Panel discussion:

Digitisation and data interfaces for practitioners – here live on stage we discuss together with Lely, FarmChamps and more the current challenges of data linkage in the livestock sector and possible solutions.

EuroTier, DLG stage in hall 26 booth B33, 16.11.2022 10-11 Uhr, will be held in German language

Booth:

This year we will be at EuroTier mainly in person. So feel free to email us at business-solutions@fodjan.de to arrange a personal appointment at EuroTier.

Otherwise, we can also be found at times on the stand of one of our projects: ATLAS Project in Hall 26, Stand B 25

What’s new at fodjan for the EuroTier?

Since the last digital EuroTier in 2021 and the last on-site EuroTier in 2018, a lot has happened at fodjan. Here are a few insights:

Feeding controlling expanded in the direction of climate tracking

Controlling the most important feeding processes and key figures has always been one of the basic topics of fodjan: keeping an eye on feed stocks, cost optimisation as well as health and economy. Since the end of 2020 and many extensions (most recently in July 2022), the evaluation view Feeding Controlling has taken this to a new level. These include e.g.:

The monitoring of feed intake – also in connection with activated interfaces from the feed mixing and weighing technology. Here is a look at the German version:

Monitoring of feed costs or IOFC compared to milk yield. Here is a look at the German version:

Estimation of methane emission from feeding. Here is a look at the German version:

Read more about other functions such as feed efficiency and nitrogen tracking and more about the functions in detail here: Feed Controlling >

Individualisation options of fodjan for consultants

In recent years, we have greatly expanded our options for customising our own fodjan world as a white-label solution for advisory teams in feeding. In addition to completely individually developed functions, more and more existing building block modules can be added, such as a custom design, feed database, etc., or for more convenience, such as a variant of processing compound feeds from the ration processing.

You can find your fodjan contact for this here.

New interfaces for feed management

In addition to further laboratory interfaces to other LUFA laboratories, among others, the grassland interface for pasture management and a first test version of the CowConnect interface have also moved in to further increase the convenience of data use and transmission.

Design & clarity for a faster fodjan

Many users and many new functions naturally also mean technical maintenance on the other side. We place the highest value on fast loading times, clarity of use and modern, secure technology. That’s why we are successively working on the conversion of all pages to our new design. Many users have already noticed the improvement in their daily, weekly or monthly work with the platform. And it also looks more beautiful and tidier!

Easier coordination with the ration messenger

In the “Comments” tab, changes can be sent to someone for approval in fodjan and commented with notes.

Read more about all fodjan functions -> here.

fodjan-Rabattaktion während der EuroTier

For all interested feeding professionals there is a 20% discount on the first year of the fodjan Pro Farmer or Adviser annual licence during EuroTier from 24.10. to 30.11.2022. Voucher code for booking: Eurotier2022

Best wishes and an exciting EuroTier from the entire fodjan team!

Whitepaper: Game Changer DSGVO and the farmer as customer

Ist die DSGVO bei Ihnen wirklich gut umgesetzt?

Seit 2018 ist die EU-Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) unmittelbar geltendes Datenschutzrecht und hat dem Datenschutz eine nie dagewesene Aufmerksamkeit beschert. Diese Entwicklung ist gerade angesichts der Corona-Pandemie nicht zum Stillstand gekommen, sondern macht deutlich, wie wichtig es ist, Datenschutzbestimmungen zu prüfen, einzuhalten und zu dokumentieren.

Kopfzerbrechen?

Viele Anforderungen machen bisherige Ansätze unsicher, wenn nicht gar unzulässig. Die Landwirtschaft ist hiervon nicht ausgenommen. Auch hier stoßen wir fast täglich auf fragwürdige Verfahren zum Schutz personenbezogener Daten. Deswegen haben wir uns mit dem Dresdener Institut für Datenschutz und dem Netzwerk Digitale Landwirtschaft zusammengetan, um das Thema Datenschutz & Landwirtschaft insbes. in der Tierhaltung direkt zu adressieren und für Sie in einem kostenfreien Whitepaper zusammenzufassen.

Was wir für Sie ins Whitepaper gepackt haben:

Die Einhaltung der DSGVO kann eine Hidden-Champion-Strategie für Sie sein. Deshalb klären wir im Whitepaper die folgenden Punkte auf:

  • Was sind personenbezogene Daten in der Landwirtschaft?
  • Praktische Beispiele aus der Landwirtschaft
  • Die häufigsten Fallstricke
  • Risiken für Ihr Unternehmen und reale Straffälle
  • Was im Falle einer DSGVO-Informationsanfrage zu tun ist
  • DSGVO-Checkliste für Ihre Arbeit

Hinweis: Die Downloadseite des Netzwerks Digitale Landwirtschaft ist zwar englischsprachig, Sie können darüber aber beide Versionen herunterladen: Deutsch und Englisch.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihr Feedback an hello@digital-livestock.com.

Feed 4.0 – Project for digital feed trade in the dairy sector

What is EIP AGRI?

The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) was launched by the European Commission in 2012. The formation of so-called “operational groups” (OG) in several projects forms the cornerstone for innovative implementations and is intended to promote exchange between farmers, scientists and other interested parties. For the implementation of a project in the Free State of Saxony, an OG must comprise at least two independent actors and be based in Saxony.

Further information can be found here.

The real-world challenges that motivated us to create Feed 4.0

Feeding has a paramount influence on animal welfare and performance as well as on the carbon footprint of dairy production. There are numerous demands on the feeding of a modern dairy cow in terms of health, performance, nutrient cycling, climate change and economics. Feed is a natural product and therefore available in different qualities and finite quantities. Thus, dairy farmers, together with feeding advisors, have to balance the feeding of the animals very precisely. Weather extremes are increasingly tightening the availability of feed. It is therefore essential to find new ways for farms to evaluate available feeds and combine them in the best possible way to optimize animal welfare, climate footprint and profitability in the long term.

Existing web platforms for trading basic feeds are an important first step. However, intelligent further development of these marketplaces is needed so that farmers can take account of the multitude of requirements in on-farm feed purchasing and obtain a quick overview of suitable options for their current farm situation and ration.

fodjan App im Milchviehstall

The solution idea: A digital feed purchasing assistant

By participating in the “FEED 4.0” project, the aim is to improve resource efficiency in dairy farming through artificial intelligence in feed purchasing by farms.Thus, farms are to be digitally supported in making optimal purchasing decisions for feed on an individual farm basis and the existing web platforms are to be linked to the planned, digital prototype. 

The platform planned by OG is based on the Industry 4.0 approach. In concrete terms, this means that it is not the farmers or advisors themselves who search the online offering for suitable feeds, but rather a special search algorithm that automatically takes over this task more quickly and much more comprehensively. Users weight their requirements for the feed ration. The search algorithm then automatically suggests a suitable feed including a recommendation for specific use within the feed ration, optimized according to the objectives. This search algorithm acts as an assistant. Ultimately, farmers and advisors decide which suggestion to choose and then adjust the ration if necessary. Both target groups of the system are to be involved in the development process of the software prototype at an early stage.

The project partners

  • fodjan GmbH: Project management and coordination of the OG as well as development of the software prototype and deployment of the platform.
  • Agrarberatung Koesling Anderson – Agricultural consulting: Support in the connection of the feed industry as well as in the concrete integration of the suggestions into the ration calculation matrix.
  • Luchbergmilch eG – Agrarunternehmen Starbach-Sachsen eG – Agribusiness: Execution of the operational tests of the prototypes in cooperation with fodjan.
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden – University of Applied Sciences: Scientific monitoring of the project.