Who are we? 

Our partnership is composed of 12 partners in six countries: Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxemburg and the Netherlands.

Two associated partners from Switzerland and Austria also participate in the project.

We have worked together on several Interreg NWE projects since 2012.

We are a solid team with very motivated people working together to achieve the goals of the HoliCow project!


Elevรฉo is part of the awรฉ group, the Walloon Breeders Association, a breeding and reproduction organization for cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry, and rabbits ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ‡

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ELIANCE is the national federation of the livestock advisory and service companies. It represents, stands for and supports the competitiveness of its members at the national, European, and international levels ๐ŸŒ ELIANCEโ€™s members are key players in the dairy cattle, beef cattle, goats, and sheep sectors ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ They support 80,000 ruminant breeders, being 1 breeder out of 2!

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CRA-W ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

The Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, founded in 1872, is a scientific establishment ๐Ÿ”ฌ under the Regional Government of Wallonia. Approximately 440 employees, among which 120 scientists, work at the CRA-W to support the Walloon farmers, stockbreeders, horticulturists, forestry producers and operators in the agri-food sector ๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿฎ

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CONVIS is an agricultural cooperative. Its main activities are animal production ๐Ÿ„ and agricultural advisory services. We also organize other performance tests, and we advise on all aspects of livestock breeding, feeding, husbandry and care. We are in charge of safeguarding the interests of livestock breeders ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ

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ESTEL ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

โ€‹ESTEL is well-renowned within the IT and agricultural worlds. Over the years, ESTEL has developed effective, scalable, and secure solutions ๐ŸŽฏ for professionals. Together, we develop innovative digital solutions for the agricultural world ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ and SMEs, such as software and end-user program for farmers, advisors, etc.

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Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

โ€‹ Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is a faculty exclusively dedicated to life sciences and bioengineering ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ”ฌ โ€‹Founded over 160 years ago and part of the University of Liรจge since October 2009, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech is a faculty on a human scale, located in the centre of Belgium, with state-of-the-art facilities that make it a veritable open-air laboratory๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ for its students and researchers.

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EFFAB ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

โ€‹Effab is the European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders, the association that represents the animal breeding and reproduction organisations and companies in Europe. Members of EFFAB are involved in the geneticimprovement ๐Ÿงฌ of different farm animal species and represent a wide diversity of farming systems.

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LKV Baden-Wรผrttemberg ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

The Regional Association for Performance and Quality Inspection in Animal Breeding (Landesverband Baden-Wรผrttemberg fรผr Leistungs- und Qualitรคtsprรผfungen in der Tierzucht e.V.) is an agricultural organization ๐ŸŒฑ of the state of Baden-Wรผrttemberg.

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LKV Nordrhein-Westfalen ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

LKV-NRW is a service company mainly active in the dairy industry ๐Ÿ„. We are responsible for the implementation of milk recording, and the quality testing of raw milk. The milk samples are analysed in our own laboratory ๐Ÿ”ฌ and the results are integrated into the management system. In addition, LKV-NRW provides IT tools ๐Ÿ“ฒ for farmers and consultants for management and decision-making.

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LKV Schleswig-Holstein ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

The LKV SH has years of experience in the collection, computation and evaluation of large-scale livestock data ๐Ÿ„ from the Schleswig-Holstein state cattle population. LKV SH represents a data centre and a MRO at the same time. This specific profile increases IT capacities and opens up many opportunities to integrate the results of Big Data management into the daily working procedures of MROs.

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ICBF ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช

ICBF is an independent, farmer-led organisation providing services to Irish farmers and industry. Our shareholders consist of farmers ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ, as well as Milk Recording, AI, and Herdbook organisations.

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IDELE ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

โ€‹ Institut de Lโ€™Elevage (IDELE) is the French Livestock Institute, the reference technical institute for herbivore farming and breeding ๐Ÿ„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ in France. IDELE is a non-profit and non-governmental organization. Our Research & Development activities provide technical solutions to livestock farmers ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ of cattle, sheep, goats and horses, but also to the economic actors of the production chains.

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