Precision Livestock Farming (PLF)
TOPIC 2015
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?
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.31st, 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 5th ATF seminar on the theme "A 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 EU-PFL consortium the final conference of the EU-PLF Project - Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming.
The conference took place in Brussels on 29th 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?".


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