The SmartDairyFarming foundation is an initiative of three cooperatives: Agrifirm, CRV and FrieslandCampina.

On 9 March 2016, FrieslandCampina, Agrifirm and CRV signed a cooperation agreement: ‘Smart Dairy Farming in a Cooperative Perspective’. This signalled a new phase for the programme: Smart Dairy Farming 3.0.

The vision of SDF 3.0 translates into an approach specifically focussed on both the data infrastructure and the applications. SDF enables added value by improving profitability, animal health and welfare, reducing the environmental impact, increasing food safety and improving chain-wide efficiency through more effective prediction of milk and phosphate production.