In this project we will develop an evaluation platform that demonstrates through research the potential for an Internet of Things (IoT) enabled FMIS with animal-centric ICT, production databases & best practice standards to assist farmers optimise sustainable livestock production. In this respect SILF will take an integrated approach to solving issues with environmental impact and animal welfare during livestock production. Previously developed smart farming sensing systems for lameness detection in dairy production will be robustified, validated and evaluated against other available systems in different member states. The commercial/environmental benefit of these systems alongwith ´object-connected ICT´ will be realised through specific business-models and lifecycle costing for farming systems. To entice innovation adoption these benefits will be disseminated through different means, e.g. through the use of a virtual farm simulator.