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ERIAFF Conference 2014 Hilkka Kämäräinen, Project Leader, Senior Lecturer Savonia University of Applied Sciences, Finland "MAITO – MILK. Dairy Development in North Savo"

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  • Dairy Development in North Savo area - methods and results Hilkka Kmrinen SAVONIA UAS 11.6.2014
  • Background North Savo is Finlands best area concerning milk production and processing Area needs new ideas and efficient working methods Co-operation with different organizations at EU-projects started year 1997 and continues onward
  • Dairy Production in North Savo 1261 dairy farms Average yield 9292 kg/cow 2nd biggest milk producer in Finland Total 318 M kg, 14 % of Finnish dairy production Growth 8 % from last year Valio Cheese Dairy in Lapinlahti Swiss cheese, Edam, Demi whey powder
  • 11,50 12,00 12,50 13,00 13,50 14,00 14,50 % quota periods North Savo share of Finland's milk production and dairy farms Share of milk, % Share of dairyfarms %
  • Dairy production in Finland and North Savo Number of dairy farms is decreasing Food industry needs more raw material Size of the dairy farm is growing Easy methods has been used We need another point of view
  • Dairy production Strengths and possibilities Health care Situated to North Distances KnowHow Healthcare Disease prevention Feed hygiene Hygiene in management Strong background to breed healthy animals Sustainable economic situation Low debt rate Family based business Cooperation: Education Advising Research Farmers high level of education Special products and export Roughage production Clean environment Local markets?
  • Dairy Development Program - project From 1st of January 2011 to 31st of December 2014 Budget 639 730 , Finance by Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (90 %), local municipalities from North Savo region (10%) Operated by Savonia University of Applied Sciences Project Manager Hilkka Kmrinen and Project Coordinator Anne-Mari Heikkinen
  • Tasks of project Rise new ideas to develop dairy production Develop and coordinate new ideas to the projects Develop project reporting for needs of farmers, education and advising Main themes Profitability Workload Well-being Environment Energy Animal healthcare
  • Working methods at projects Steering group => give guidelines and approve or disapprove ideas Main project group => rise up new ideas, identify problems and find major solutions Thematic project groups=> identify exact problems, find exact solutions and convert them into projects Project management and coordination is centralized at one organization as much as possible
  • Steering group Dairy Cooperative ItMaito Dairy Cooperative Maitomaa ProAgria North Savo, Local Centre of Agriculture Advisor Services ProAgria MTK North Savo, Local Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners Yl-Savon Kehitys Oy, Development Ltd of Upper Savo municipalities MTT Agrifood Research Finland Savonia University of Applied Sciences Yl-Savo Vocational College Savo Consortium for Education Finnish Regional Research North Savo Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Project Manager Representation from key local organizations:
  • Major project group Collect dairy oriented experts together, change ideas and open paths to solutions Important: Skilled experts have their own, international networks which can be useful: Large scale of contacts Gives answers to many questions right away Expands the view
  • Close cooperation Advicing Agricultural Expert Organisation ProAgria Association of ProAgria Centres Local ProAgria Centre North Savo FABA Finnish Animal Breeding Association Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners Education Yl-Savo Vocational College Savo Consortium of Education Savonia University of Applied Sciences University of Eastern Finland Helsinki University Research MTT Agrifood Research Finland Finnish Regional Research TTS Tytehoseura Work Efficiency Institute Industry Dairies, slaughterhauses Feed industry, technology Local administration/Funders Municipalities Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment Regional Council Overview and Activities Meetings and themes
  • Themes for Development Project planning Group which have knowledge and tools Project Groups (New ideas and solutions) Local, national and international partners Existing knowledge by training New information by developing Planning for training and knowledge transfer Project administration from one place Coordination Ideas Planning Application Start Project management
  • Best Available Knowledge Themes from needs EU/National/Regional Strategies Industry needs Raw material Quality Special products Farmers own needs Special studies Own interest Future aspects
  • Results Main result: Milk production has developed at North Savo area and farmers skills have improved Co-operation of different organizations has improved step by step Strength-based roles at organizations are identified and taken into practice 1+1>2 when organizations work together Good project management: High cost-efficiency Low overlapping Result-oriented and parallel actions Easy One-stop shop principle to milking farms and experts
  • Future Farm size in Finland is increasing rapidly in next 10 years => information needs grow even more Organizations resources are not gaining=> efficiency needed Farm development via projects continues Strategic focus at project efficiency improvement is test and implement knowledge transfer from research into practice North Savos key organizations (ProAgria, MTT and Savonia) are very interested in Milk development in national level and build solid network at EU-level
  • Further information and contact: Mr Mika Repo Development Director ProAgria North Savo [email protected] +358 43 825 2679 Mrs Hilkka Kmrinen Senior Lecturer in Animal Husbandry Project Leader Savonia University of Applied Sciences [email protected] +358 44 785 6646 Mr Mikko Jrvinen MTT Agrifood Research Finland Animal Production Research, Maaninka [email protected] +358 29 531 7287
  • MAILI - Competitiveness and environmental efficiency for the dairy and beef farms in Northern Savo -Project Manager Mrs. Hilkka Kmrinen RAE - Turning of nutrient losses into profits - Project Manager Mrs. Arja Ruokojrvi ERKKA - Energy Efficient Cowstable - Project Manager Mr. Pasi Eskelinen REKKA - Logistic development in dairyfarms -Project Manager Mr. Janne Risnen TUUMA -Labor, Outsourcing and Contracting in Agriculture -Project Manager Mrs. Katariina Hakola http://maito.savonia.fi Dairy Development Program -New development ideas and information -Project Manager Mrs Hilkka Kmrinen Elinterveyden tekijt - Animal Health Factors - Project Manager Mrs. Katriina Pylkknen Tietotila -Computers and automation on the farm Project Manager Tuomo Tikkanen MASKE - work management and logistics on the cattle farm Janne Karttunen Aktiivinen SPV -tila -How to pass farm to next generation -Project Manager Mrs. Sirpa Lintunen KESTO sustainable dairy - start up of the calf growing - longer production of the dairy cows Project Manager Ms Annu Palmio