Precision Livestock Farming – Presented by E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Science

Precision Livestock Farming – Presented by E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Science at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

With increasing farm sizes and more animals for the farmer to take care of, giving each individual animal the attention it needs is becoming more difficult. Precision Livestock Farming uses (sensor) technology to monitor the health and behaviour of all animals in the herd, thus assisting the farmer in his management. The purpose of this monitoring is to detect deviations from the expected values and improve animal health, animal welfare and efficiency of animal production. In this presentation Lenny van Erp will give an overview of current and upcoming technologies in precision livestock farming.

About E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij
Lenny van Erp has an MSc in Animal Science and a PhD in Veterinary Science, with farm animal health and behaviour as field of expertise. She focuses on precision livestock farming, with projects on (sensor)technology and data in farm animals. At HAS University she initiated the Precision Farming Platform and the Minor Smart Farming.

About HAS University of Applied Science
HAS University of Applied Sciences (Dutch: HAS Hogeschool) is an independent university of applied sciences, specialising in agriculture, horticulture, food, nature conservation and environment. It is located in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the regional capital of North Brabant, and Venlo.

Smart FarmingAbout Smart Farming Conference
The Smart Farming Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition:

Scope: After mechanisation, the introduction of mineral fertiliser and the industrialisation of production processes, connectivity and data management are now set to unleash the next revolution in the history of farming, smart farming. Precision agriculture has been an evolving reality for some time, but It has now reached a point where it is not only possible to collect vast quantities of data, but also  to control different pieces of equipment or monitor individual animals, the Internet of Things. A growing number of farmers are starting to adopt digital technology and data-driven innovations.

What new business models will be successful, and will new players disrupt the traditional farming landscape? How to deal with change (from traditional farmer to smart farmer)? How to identify and develop innovative methods for sustainable food production? The conference will answer this kind of questions.

Focus topics:

  • Available technologies for Farming 4.0 (drones (Air / Land), sensors /sensor network, Internet of Things, Big Data, Robotics, Machine Learning/ Artificial Intelligence, etc)
  • Precision agriculture
  • 3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing and many more…


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