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Sustainable Organic and Low-Input Dairying - Decision Support System

The application itself is available at

The source code of all included libraries and models (dairy.js, crop.js) is hosted here:


Vaillant, J. and Baldinger, L. 2016. Application note: An open-source JavaScript library to simulate dairy cows and young stock, their growth, requirements and diets. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 120, January 2016, Pages 7–9

Baldinger, L., J. Vaillant, W. Zollitsch and M. Rinne (2015). Making a decision-support system for dairy farmers usable throughout Europe: the challenge of feed evaluation. Advances in Animal Biosciences, 6, pp 3-5. doi:10.1017/S2040470014000387.

Baldinger, L., Vaillant, J., Zollitsch, W., Rinne, M. 2014. SOLID-DSS - an online application balancing forage supply and demand in organic low-input dairy farming. In: Rahmann, G., Aksoy, U. (eds), Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference "Building Organic Bridges", at the Organic World Congress 2014, 13-15 October, Istanbul, Turkey. 29-31.

Baldinger, L., Vaillant, J., Zollitsch, W., and Rinne, M. 2014. SOLID-DSS - Eine online-Anwendung zur verbesserten Abstimmung von Grundfutterangebot und -bedarf auf biologisch wirtschaftenden Low Input Milchviehbetrieben. In: Wiesinger, K., Cais, K., Obermaier, S. (eds), Proceedings of the Öko-Landbau-Tag 2014, 9 April, Triesdorf, Germany. 19-22.

Baldinger, L., Vaillant, J., Zollitsch, W. and Rinne, M. 2014. SOLID-DSS - eine Online-Anwendung zur Abstimmung von Grundfutterangebot und -bedarf auf Bio Low Input Milchviehbetrieben. Mitteilungen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Grünland und Futterbau 16, 114-116.


The study has been supported by the TRY initiative on plant traits ( The TRY initiative and database is hosted, developed and maintained by J. Kattge and G. Bönisch (Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany). TRY is currently supported by DIVERSITAS/Future Earth and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement No. FP7-266367 (SOLID).

We acknowledge the E-OBS dataset from the EU-FP6 project ENSEMBLES ( and the data providers in the ECA&D project (