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8Sep2014: Precision livestock Farming conference

8Sep2014: Precision livestock Farming conference

Mon, 08/09/2014
A one day seminar at Harper Adams University addressing precision as the key to sustainable livestock farming.

The conference will cover the major livestock industries (poultry, pig, dairy, beef and sheep) as well as looking at the wider benefits precision livestock farming can bring to the agri-food supply chain.

Draft Programme

09.30 Arrival and coffee
10.00 Welcome (Dr David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor, HAU)
10.05 Programme overview (Dr Mark Rutter, Reader in Applied Animal Behaviour, HAU)
10.10 BIS Agri-Tech Strategy (Speaker TBC)
10.25 Veterinary perspective (David Black, Director, XL Vets)
10.50 Pig and Poultry industry (Dr Theo Demmers, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Animal Welfare, Royal Veterinary College)
11.15 Dairy industry (Toby Mottram, Douglas Bomford Chair in Agricultural Mechanisation, RAU)
11.40 Animal welfare and environmental benefits of PLF (Dr Mark Rutter, Reader in Applied Animal Behaviour, HAU)
12.05 The role of Agricultural Engineering in Precision Livestock Farming (Alastair Taylor, CEO, IAgrE)
12.30 Lunch and networking
14.00 Workshops on PLF industry priorities (Pig and Poultry/Dairy/Non-Dairy ruminants/Non-traditional species)
14:50 Coffee and networking
15.10 Workshop reports
15.30 General discussion and Precision Livestock Farming Special Interest Group launch
15.50 Summing up
16.00 Close

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