DLQ is the umbrella organization for German milk recording organizations. At 8th and 9th of May 2019, its General Assembly was held in Strasbourg - Schiltigheim. 
 
The meeting was dedicated to improve the cooperation with European partner organizations. EMR, European Milk Recording, the newly build umbrella for European milk recording organizations is the platform for their cooperation.
 
Representation of EMR member organizations from France, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, Luxemburg, joined the meeting and explained their national research and development efforts. After their presentation it was obvious that there are a lot of fields for international cooperation. 
 
In this context, one major topic of the DLQ/EMS meeting was the presentation and the discussion of the Interreg Alpine Space Project SESAM. LKV Baden-Württemberg, organizer of the DLQ General Assembly 2019 is also Lead Partner in the SESAM Project. Several key partners in SESAM are members of the DLQ/EMR, and most of the project observers are among the participants/members of the DLQ meeting as well.
 
During the discussion inside and outside the forum, the project got a lots of new ideas and support. SESAM become a great example for international cooperation of the European milk recording organizations.
 
Opening by:
 
Ministerial Director Mrs. Grit Puchan
Ministry of Rural and Consumer Protection
Baden-Wurttemberg
 
President Mr. Denis Ramspacher
Agricultural Chamber Alsace
 
Chairman Mr. Franz Käppeler
Landesverband Baden-Württemberg for services and services
Quality checks in animal breeding e.V. (LKV)
 
Lecturers:
 

EUROPEAN MILK RECORDING, EMR EEIG
Members, activities, services, projects
(HappyMoo)
Christophe Lecomte, Xavier Massart, EMR

INTERREG OBERRHEIN PROJECT ELENA
Franco-German cross-border project for strengthening agricultural animal husbandry on the Upper Rhine
Jürgen Bieger,
LKV Baden-Württemberg

INTERREG ALPINE SPACE PROJECT SESAME
Sensor supported milk production in small and middle herds
Fritz Gollé-Leidreiter,
LKV Baden-Württemberg

DETERMINATION OF THE ENERGY STATUS OF DAIRY COWS (NEL or ME) OVER MIR-SPECTRAL DATA
First results based on data from the Optikuh project
Laura Dale,
LKV Baden-Württemberg

ENERGY STATUS OF SPECTRAL DATA, CONSTRUCTION OF A SERVICE FOR MILK PRODUCERS
Calculation of the energy status, introduction of an online report
Martin Busfield, NMR, National Milk Records

WALL-eSMART
Development of an innovative, interactive IT platform for the dairy sector
Carlo Bertozzi, AWE

BIG DATA PROJECT "D4DAIRY"
Digitization, data integration, data analysis, decision-making. Innovative IT structures for the Austrian milk producer
Franz-Josef Auer, LKV Austria

MLP-BASED ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR IRISH MILK PRODUCERS
Online tools like "COW Cows own Worth" for evaluation the future performance potential of dairy cows
Dan O'Riordan,
Herdplus Farmer Application Support Specialist, ICBF