Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) is based on the philosophy that fully automated continuous monitoring of animals enables farmers to monitor the health and welfare status of their animals continuously and automatically.
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.
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.
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 […]
“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.
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