ATF events in 2023
In 2023, 2 events will be organised on the topic "Sustainable livestock systems - what does this mean?":
  • the 3rd one-day symposium of the ATF and the EAAP Commission on Livestock Farming Systems, August 28th, 2023, Lyon, France
  • the 13th ATF seminar, November 15th, 2023 - Brussels, Belgium
Moreover, ATF co-organised with BAMST - the Belgian Association for Meat Science and Technology - a symposium on April 12th, 2023 in Brussels on "the role of meat in society: presenting the Dublin Declaration of Scientists".


3rd ATF-LFS one-day symposium
Since 2013, the ATF-EAAP Special Session during the EAAP Annual Meeting aims to bring together animal science with practice of animal production and connect researchers, policymakers, industry representatives and societal organisations. Every year, a different topic is addressed during this session.
Once again, and for the third time, the EAAP Commission on Livestock Farming Systems and the ATF have worked together to organise a one-day symposium.
The outcomes of the session will be discussed with a large panel of European stakeholders during the 13th ATF seminar, in Brussels, on 15 November 2023.


Monday 28 August 2023
EAAP2023 - Lyon, France
Only people who have registered to the EAAP congress in Lyon may attend the symposium.
Note than only presenting authors are mentioned in the programme below - the full list of authors will be available in the programme & book of abstracts of the EAAP Congress.
Welcome & introduction
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8  & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission
Friend or Foe? The role of animal-source foods in healthy and environmentally sustainable diets
By Lutz Merbold, Agroscope - @LutzMerbold     @agroscope
The economic sustainability of dairy production systems in the EU and beyond
By Fiona Thorne, Teagasc - @teagasc
Methods to assess the sustainability of livestock systems: challenges and opportunities
By Evelien de Olde, WUR - @EveliendeOlde     @systems_animal
Coffee break
SustAinimal – a multi-actor knowledge centre for livestock in future Swedish food systems
By Mårten Hetta, SLU - @_SLU
Breeding livestock for sustainable systems
By Pieter Knap, Genus-PIC
with the speakers and the audience.
Moderation by Tommy Boland, EAAP LFS Study Commission and Ana Sofia Santos/Ana Granados, ATF Vice-presidents
Use of grazing with dairy goats to design sustainable food systems
By Hugues Caillat, INRAE - @HCaillat     @INRAE_Poitiers
Benefits and limits of farm animals to control herbage mass, pests and weeds in orchards: a review
By René Baumont, INRAE - @BaumontRene     @INRAE_France
A new concept for agro-ecological efficiency at different scales of ruminant production systems
By Hieu Nguyen-Ba, INRAE - @INRAE_France
Multiple mitigation strategies may lead to reduction in emissions for mixed Kenyan dairy systems
By Lutz Merbold, Agroscope - @LutzMerbold     @agroscope
Assessing multifunctionnality of livestock breeds and species at global level
By Roswitha Baumung, FAO - @FAOLivestock
Predicting sustainable futures: does disease in early life result in trade-offs in ewe productivity?
By Jade Duncan, Moredun Research Institute - @jadeduncanx     @MoredunComms
The welfare of housed and grazing beef cattle assessed by hormones levels and physical check scores
By Jordana Rivero, Rothamsted Research - @jordanarivero     @Rothamsted
Creating a Shared Framework for Standardizing Life Cycle Assessments in Livestock Production Systems
By Laurence Smith, University of Reading - @UniRdg_SAPD
Defining operational sustainability and the need for systems approach in assessing livestock farming
By Harald Sverdrup, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences - @HiInnlandet
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef; multi-stakeholder engagement driving progress worldwide
By Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef - @RuaraidhP     @GRSBeef
Coffee break
Developing a decision support system for integral sustainability improvement of Dutch dairy farm
By Marion De Vries, WUR - @mariondev     @WUR
Animal welfare index in sustainability assessments
By Lotta Rydhmer, SLU - @_SLU
Sustainability analysis of large-scale dairy farming in China from water-energy-labor nexus insight
By Xinyi Du, China Agricultural University
Characterizing the socio-economic and environmental performance of Irish beef and sheep farms
By Cecilia Ayala, WUR - @WUR
Benchmarking the sustainability performance of pastoral dairy-beef production systems
By Mark Kearney, Teagasc - @teagasc
Measuring, Reporting and Verifying Farm Sustainability (Food Futures)
By Ryan McGuire, Queen's University Belfast - Institute for Global Food Security - @QUBIGFS
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8  & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission


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