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EU-PLF featured on Euronews!

EU-PLF featured on Euronews!

The EU-PLF project was chosen by Euronews to be featured in an article and to create a video on the research being conducted in the project and their implications.

Registration for final EU-PLF conference now open!

Registration for final EU-PLF conference now open!

The final conference of the EU-PLF project will be held in Brussels, Belgium on the 29th September 2016, Résidence Palace – 155, rue de la Loi.

Figure 1. The visualisation tool presents the raw pig cough data to the farmer. Visualizing the data in function of time allows the farmer to identify changes in animal coughing behaviour.

Practical visualisation tool for farmers and other stakeholders

Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) offers a range of technologies to continuously monitor farm animals and their immediate environment. These technologies have the potential to help farmers make decisions that will result in increased profitability, animal welfare and reduced impact on the planet.

Welfare of broilers monitored through camera-based technology

Welfare of broilers monitored through camera-based technology

Recent findings from work conducted within the EU-PLF project suggest that the incidence of foot pad dermatitis and hock burns could be predicted from data collected by Precision Livestock Farming tools.

Diurnal variations of activity levels in 350 cows observed for 5 months.

CowView to detect early signs of oestrus in dairy cows

The CowView system, commercialised by GEA Farm Technologies, monitors the location of the cow in the barn through a dedicated positioning system. In addition to locating the cow, the system can also derive data on the time budget of the animal such as time spent on moving, walking, and in the various activity zones of […]

Ymaging hits the market with a new PigWei system

Ymaging hits the market with a new PigWei system

Ymaging received funding and support from the EU project EU-PLF to develop a prototype pig weight measurement system (PigWei).

Motion capturing sensor

Creation of two new tech companies.

Individual coaching of about 20 teams, active in the field of precision livestock farming (PLF) resulted, thus far, in the creation of two new technology companies

Farmers agree on the benefits of Precision Livestock Farming

Farmers agree on the benefits of Precision Livestock Farming

“Precision Livestock Farming cannot and will not replace the farmer, but it surely helps him, making his work more efficient and more rewarding”. This statement was a common motif throughout the workshop organised by the EU-PLF project in Milan in September.

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EU-PLF shares results in China

Professor Daniel Berckmans, co-ordinator of the EU-PLF projects presented results obtained in the EU-PLF project at the International Symposium on Animal Environment and Welfare that took place in Chongqing, China, from 23-26 October 2015

EC-PLF 2015 is a hit!

EC-PLF 2015 is a hit!

Over two-hundred twenty researchers from 23 countries participated in the EU-PLF co-organised 7th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming (EC-PLF 2015) which took place in Milano, Italy on 15-18 September 2015.

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