Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) has been a growing area over the past decade and offers interesting technologies that can revolutionise the livestock farming industry

Organisation

Reasons to attend this course

Be aware of how animals can be monitored through PLF technologies.

Better understand the principles to generate PLF solutions.

Learn how to turn PLF data into relevant information.

Have an overview of the state of the art in PLF technologies and their application.

Gain an insight into potential business models for implementing PLF products and services.

Acquiere skills in the use of PLF tools through technical visits and demonstrations.

Improve you experience in the analysis of PLF solutions through creative team work sessions

Lecturers

José Luis Alabart, CITA-GA, Zaragoza (Spain)
Daniel Berckmans, Catholic Univ. Leuven (Belgium)
François Bocquier, SupAgro, Montpellier (France)
Gerardo Caja, Univ. Autónoma Barcelona (Spain)
Assaf Godo, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeTsiyon (Israel)
Ilam Halachmi, The Volcani Center, Rishon LeTsiyon (Israel)
Margalida Joy, CITA-GA, Zaragoza (Spain)
Chris Knight, Univ. Copenhagen (Denmark)
Heiner Lehr, FAROMATICS, Barcelona (Spain)
David Speller, Applied Group, Sheffield (United Kingdom)
Christina Umstätter, Agroscope, Ettenhausen (Switzerland)
Erik Vranken, FANCOM, Panningen (The Netherlands)

Applied approach
(lectures, farm visits, practical work & debate)

12 leading international experts

Course given in English, Spanish and French

Programme

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09:00-    10:00

Opening

10:00-    11:00

Livestock sector: opportunities, challenges and stakeholders

C. Knight

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Understanding animals using technology

F. Bocquier, C. Kight

12:30-    13:30

PLF definition
PLF approaches

D. Berckmans

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    17:00

Examples from different species
Conclusions

D. Berckmans

17:00-    19:00

Showcasing technology

A. Godo, G. Caja, C. Umstätter, C. Knight, D. Berckmans, I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier

09:00-    11:00

Developing and implementing PLF systems

D. Berckmans, E. Vranken

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Developing and implementing PLF systems

D. Berckmans, E. Vranken

12:30-    13:30

Range of extensive and intensive systems

F. Bocquier

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    16:00

Animal behaviour in rangeland systems

C. Umstätter

16:00-    17:00

Specific problem for PLF use outdoors

C. Umstätter

17:00-    19:00

Demonstration of PLF technology at an experimental sheep farm

J.L. Alabart, M. Joy

09:00-    19:00

Technical visits

Semi-intensive sheep farm Automated goat dairy farm
Robotic monitoring of broiler chickens

G. Caja

09:00-    10:00

Biology of heat tolerance and water balance

G. Caja

10:00-    11:00

Mediterranean PLF case

I. Halachmi

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Mediterranean PLF case

I. Halachmi

12:30-    13:30

Conclusions and discussion

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    18:00

Group work exercise

Working sessions

. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight

09:00-    10:00

Group work exercise

Working sessions

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight

10:00-    11:00

Group work exercise

Presentation of results and discussion

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight

11:00-    11:30

Coffee break

11:30-    12:30

Group work exercise

Presentation of results and discussion

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight

12:30-    13:30

Round table discussion

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight, D. Speller

13:30-    15:00

Lunch break

15:00-    17:00

Round table discussion

I. Halachmi, F. Bocquier, C. Umstätter, G. Caja, D. Berckmans, C. Knight, D. Speller

15:00-    17:00

User experience

D. Speller

Train at an outstanding international institution

Registration

The course is targeted to public and private decision makers and managers, producers, technical advisors, ICT and R&D professionals of the livestock sector.

The course will be held at IAMZ-CIHEAM in Zaragoza from 1 to 5 April 2019.
Application deadlines:
4 February 2019 - if you need a visa or intend to apply for a grant to attend the course. The deadline will be extended for candidates not applying for a grant and not requiring a visa while places are available.

Registration fees for the course amount to 500 euro. This sum covers tuition fees only.
Candidates from CIHEAM member countries (Albania, Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey) may apply for scholarships covering registration fees, and for scholarships covering the cost of travel and full board accommodation in the Hall of Residence on the Aula Dei Campus.
Candidates from other countries who require financial support should apply directly to other national or international institutions.

It is compulsory for participants to have medical insurance valid for Spain. Proof of insurance cover must be given at the beginning of the course. Those who so wish may participate in a collective insurance policy taken out by the Organisation, upon payment of the stipulated sum.

Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza

  Av. MontaƱana 1005, 50059 Zaragoza, Spain

  www.iamz.ciheam.org

 iamz@iamz.ciheam.org

 +34 976716000

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