Sustainable livestock sector
Mission and vision
Biodiversity and soil health
Climate smart livestock farming
Precision livestock farming
Innovation in livestock farming
Responsible Livestock Farming
Precision Livestock Farming (PLF)
How to implement
Precision Livestock Farming
? How could research contribute to on-farm practice? And how could supply and demand influence the development and the use of PLF?
is the management of livestock farming by continuous automated real-time monitoring/controlling of production/ reproduction, health and welfare of livestock. Bringing research to practice will become increasingly important in research projects.
During the ATF-EAAP special session (Aug.31
, 2015), participants were challenged to discuss with researchers, the agrochain industry, representatives of the European Commission and other experts how research contributes to on-farm practice and how supply and demand influence the development and the use of PLF.
This Special Session aimed to contribute to the understanding of the role of demand and supply actors in the PLF chain and their interaction with scientists in innovation and the application of PLF into practice processes.
This special session at the EAAP annual meeting was followed by the 5
ATF seminar on the theme "
transatlantic perspective on visions and strategic research agenda for animal productions in Europe and the USA
Presentations of both events below.
In 2016, ATF co-organised with
the final conference of the
EU-PLF Project - Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming
The conference took place in Brussels on 29
September 2016 and the programme was the following :
Results of the 4-year project
Presentation of the EU-PLF blueprint on how to implement PLF technology on farms
Testimonies of farmers
Jean-Louis Peyraud, ATF President, gave a speech on "
How to implement Precision Livestock Farming into Practice?
3th ATF-EAAP Special Session (Aug. 2015)
Introduction, by M. Scholten, ATF President, and P. Chemineau, EAAP President
PLF:Opportunities for herd management, by E. Koenen, CRV
PLF from a food-chain perspective, by I. Andonovic, Silent Herdsman Ltd
Precision Livestock Farming in farmers practice, by F. Abeni, CREA
Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming (part 1), by D. Berckmans, KU Leuven
Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming (part 2), by D. Berckmans, KU Leuven
EU policies & Precision Livestock Farming, by I. Boot, European Commission
ATF-EAAP special session 2015 - Report
5th ATF seminar (Nov. 2015)
Introduction, by M. Scholten, ATF President
Vision from the FAO: Introduction to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook, 2014, by A. Mottet, FAO
Vision from the USA: Critical Role of Animal Science Research in Food Security and Sustainability, 2014, by B. Goldstein, University of Pittsburg
Vision from Europe: The role of animal research in a climate smart and sustainable global food and nutrition security, by F. Federley, MEP
Global challenges for animal production, role of R&I, by J.-C. Cavitte, European Commission, DG Agri
The role of animal research to support a climate smart, sustainable nutrition security in a circular bioeconomy, by S. Butler, Teagasc
How to implement Precision Livestock Farming? Looking back at ATF/EAAP Special Session on PLF (part 1), by D. Berckmans, KU Leuven
How to implement Precision Livestock Farming? Looking back at ATF/EAAP Special Session on PLF (part 2), by D. Berckmans, KU Leuven
Report of 5th ATF seminar
ATF-EAAP Special session (EAAP annual meeting)
10th ATF seminar
University Foundation - Brussels
EAAP annual congress
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