Leeuwarden 2021 (Proc., Abstracts and Presentations)

Please be advised that:

  • The Book of the Proceedings is available here, while the Abstracts and the PowerPoint files presented at the meeting have been made available below
  • The videos of the presentations have been published here

Monday, April 26

1. Animal Welfare Workshop

Chair: Christa Egger-Danner

1.1 Saskia Meier – Development of a Tail Scoring as Health Indicator for Dairy Cows Abstract PPT Presentation
1.2 Clément Grelet – Identification of dairy cows chronic stress biomarkers Abstract PPT Presentation
1.3 Gundula Hoffmann – Use of a respiration rate sensor in dairy cows as an animal-based welfare indicator Abstract PPT Presentation
1.4 Anna Stygar – How precise are tools measuring animal-based welfare indicators in dairy cattle? Abstract PPT Presentation
1.5 Beatrice Mounaix – A national initiative to help French dairy farmers to improve the welfare of cows Abstract PPT Presentation
1.6 Hannah Lehrke – Development and implementation of an on-farm self-monitoring tool to promote welfare in dairy cows in northern Germany Abstract PPT Presentation
1.7 Jamie Jonker – The Intersection of On-Farm Animal Welfare Evaluation and Technology Integration as the Future of Animal-Based Indicators for Animal Welfare Measurement: an Example from the United States Abstract PPT Presentation
1.8 Tal Schcolnik – Practical plan and guidance for monitoring and managing animal welfare in Israeli dairy farms Abstract PPT Presentation
1.9. Sujan Sapkota – Animal Welfare Assessment: Can We Develop a Practical, Time-Limited Assessment Protocol for Pasture-Based Dairy Cows in New Zealand? Abstract PPT Presentation

2. Interbull Open Meeting

  • “Innovations in National and International Genetic and Genomic Evaluations”


Tuesday, April 27

5. Animal Identification

Chair: Jo Quigley and Andie Dimitriadou

5.1 Andie Dimitriadou – ICAR services in Animal Identification: Guidelines, testing, certification, validation Abstract PPT Presentation
5.2 Mark Trotter (University of Central Queensland) – Assessing real time tracking technologies to integrate with identification methods and national traceability requirements Abstract PPT Presentation
5.3 Mark Lowerison – Passive generation of livestock traceability data, a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency research program review Abstract PPT Presentation
5.4 Rudi de Mol – ID in feeding behaviour of pigs Abstract PPT Presentation

6. Milk Analysis Workshop 1: Securing Value from Milk Analysis

Chair: Hélène Soyeurt

6.1 Clément Grelet – Large-scale phenotyping from milk MIR spectra: challenges to obtain reliable predictions Abstract PPT Presentation
6.2 Lukas Spiess – Atypical Spectra Screening: Potential applications for monitoring the stability of FT-IRi Instruments Abstract PPT Presentation
6.3 Emil Walleser – Application of a predictive model for beta-hydroxybutyrate and non-esterified fatty acids using milk Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy Abstract PPT Presentation
6.4 Daniel Schwarz – Implementation of the new certified reference material for somatic cell counting in milk Abstract PPT Presentation

7. Data Analytics: What Can New Analyses Techniques Bring for Better Farm Results 1

Chair: Donagh Berry

7.1 Dörte Döpfer – Prediction models for response patterns to negative energy balances in dairy cows using FTIR and milk testing data Abstract PPT Presentation
7.2 Claudia Kamphuis – How can cow-individual sensor data, national data and drone images improve our understanding of resilience Abstract PPT Presentation
7.3 Bevin Harris – The changing nature of big data for a cooperative herd improvement organisation Abstract PPT Presentation

Manufacturers Showcase

Chair: Steven Sievert

Nedap, Rudy Ebbekink & Jort Schutte – Nedap SmartFlow, The meter that drives dairy farming a giant leap forward Abstract PPT Presentation
Mtech, Olga Smirnova – Farm management digitalisation – from basic applications to complex ecosystems Abstract PPT Presentation
Caisley, Britta Nehls – Tissue Sampling Ear Tags and Laboratory Integration Abstract PPT Presentation
Bentley, Pierre Broutin – A new holisctic model for the multiplex analysis and valorization of milk samples for optimal herds management Abstract PPT Presentation
Foss, Daniel Schwarz – A toolbox to offer improved dairy herd management services based on milk analysis Abstract PPT Presentation
PerkinElmer, Sharad Tripathi – Approach to dairy herd improvement Abstract PPT Presentation

8. Supporting Circular Economy: How Does it Affect the Breeding Goals?

Chair: Sophie Mattalia

8.1 Anouk van Breukelen – Dairy cows enabling circular production systems Abstract PPT Presentation
8.2 Appolinaire Djikeng – The African Animal Breeding Network (AABNet): towards transforming the African livestock development out look Abstract PPT Presentation
8.3 Stefan Rensing – RZ€ – The new German total merit index expressing genetic gain in Euro Abstract PPT Presentation
8.4 Ross Evans – Squaring the bovine circle; An Irish perspective Abstract PPT Presentation
8.5 Sander de Roos – Feed intake recording at commercial dairy farms to breed efficient and healthy dairy cows Abstract PPT Presentation
8.6 Javier Burchard – Improving dairy feed efficiency, sustainability, and profitability by impacting farmer’s breeding and culling decisions Abstract PPT Presentation

9. Milk Analysis Workshop 2: Creating Additional Value from Milk Analysis

Chair: Hélène Soyeurt

9.1 Julie Leblois – Precision milk analysis : a solid tool for monitoring dairy herds Abstract PPT Presentation
9.2 Daniel Lefebvre – Implementing an on-farm decision-support tool based on fatty acid profiles from bulk tank milk Abstract PPT Presentation
9.3 Suzanne Rowe – Differences in milk composition associated with enteric methane emissions Abstract PPT Presentation
9.4 Laura Monica Dale – Minimisation of fertility economical loss by MIR based energy balance prediction Abstract PPT Presentation

10. Data Analytics: What Can New Analyses Techniques Bring for Better Farm Results 2

Chair: Donagh Berry

10.1 Martin Kammer – Enhancing metabolic monitoring during early lactation using NEFA in blood as additional reference indicator Abstract PPT Presentation
10.2 Mostafa Medhat – Chip-size, low cost near infra-red sensors for milk analysis with lab grade performance Abstract PPT Presentation
10.3 Matthieu Salamone – Machine-learning based prediction of test day milk yield using historical data of the previous lactation Abstract PPT Presentation
10.4 Xiaolin Wu – An alternative Interpretation of residual feed intake by phenotypic recursive relationships in dairy cattle Abstract PPT Presentation
10.5 Jan Lassen – Identification of cows and individual feed intake records using a 3D camera system in commercial farms Abstract PPT Presentation
10.6 Abdoulaye Banire Diallo – Towards secure digital farming: security model and risks associated to machine learning Abstract PPT Presentation

Wednesday, April 28

12. Plenary Session ICAR-Interbull

Chair: Marijke Roskam

  • Jeroen Dijkman – Circularity, the SDGs and how dairy might become part of the solution
  • Imke de Boer – Livestock and sustainable food systems
  • Oscar Meuffels – Dutch climate-sensible dairy: Towards an energy-neutral dairy farming sector in 2030
  • Wietse Duursma – Circular agriculture in a dairy farmers perspective


Digital Content Pitches

Chair: Jos Buiting

  • Foss, Daniel Schwarz – New adulteration screening package
  • PerkinElmer, Ignazio Garaguso – Automated workflow solutions for veterinary drugs testing in milk
  • Mtech, Olga Smirnova – Digital transformation for sustainable food chain
  • Caisley, Cornelia Nehls – Animal Identification
  • Nedap, Roxie Muller – The value of Augmented Reality for the entire dairy farming industry. Which herd insights should be brought to life in the barn?


Thursday, April 29

14. Resilience and Efficiency in Small Ruminants

Chair: Jean-Michel Astruc

14.1 Flavie Tortereau – SMARTER – Which novel traits to improve feed efficiency? Abstract PPT Presentation
14.2 Antonello Carta – Feasibility of a genomic selection approach for gastro-intestinal nematodes resistance based on a female informative population in Sarda breed sheep Abstract PPT Presentation
14.3 Mojca Simčič – The variance components estimation for growth traits of kids in Slovenia Abstract PPT Presentation
14.4 Jean-Michel Astruc – Selection tools to benefit from international cooperation in small ruminants: a comprehensive work package of the SMARTER project Abstract PPT Presentation
14.5 Martin Burke – A stakeholder platform to disseminate results from SMARTER project Abstract PPT Presentation

15. Management Tools to Support Circular Economy: Practical Herd Applications

Chair: Kees de Koning

15.1 Michel de Haan – Reducing environmental impact in the Dutch dairy sector with ANCA-tool Abstract PPT Presentation
15.2 Hongmin Dong – Carbon footprint assessment and mitigation options of dairy farms under Chinese conditions Abstract PPT Presentation
15.3 Martin Gehringer – Efficiency-Check: WEB application to visualize linkage between management, housing conditions, animal health and profitability in dairy cattle Abstract PPT Presentation
15.4 Etienne Goumand – Impact simulation of feed levers on ruminant farms sustainability with CAP’2ER® Abstract PPT Presentation
15.5 Nicole Ayache – Practical tools for assessing and improving a farm’s environmental footprint: an example from the United States Abstract PPT Presentation

16. New Milk Recording Methods and Services

Chair: Pavel Buçek and Kai Kuwan

16.1 Juho Kyntäjä – New approach to predicting the fat content in 2x milking Abstract PPT Presentation
16.2 Xavier Bourrigan – Analysis of the accuracy of lactation qualification methods and use of weighting factors for genetic evaluation Abstract PPT Presentation
16.3 Arno Liseune – Predicting the milk yield curve of dairy cows in the subsequent lactation period using deep learning Abstract PPT Presentation
16.4 Laura Monica Dale – Practical application of ketosis and energy deficit milk MIR spectral predictions Abstract PPT Presentation
16.5 Emanuela Parlato – Recording individual real yield in Mozzarella cheese in the Italian mediterranean buffalo population Abstract PPT Presentation
16.6 Stefano Biffani – Developing a new selection index for the Italian mediterranean buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) Abstract PPT Presentation

17. Data Governance: How do Organizations Deal with Stewardship of Farmer Data?

Chair: Robert Foudraine

17.1 João Dürr – Data ownership, privacy, use, sharing and stewardship – The U.S. Experience Abstract PPT Presentation
17.2 David Saunier – DataHUB 360°: The high-speed data exchange solution for dairy farming Abstract PPT Presentation
17.3 Bert van ‘t Land – Dairy farmers at the JoinData steering wheel when using data in CRV and Lely applications Abstract PPT Presentation
17.4 Reinhardt Reents – iDDEN: An international perspective Abstract PPT Presentation
17.5 Victor Cabrera – Collecting, integrating, harmonizing and connecting data from dairy farms: The US Dairy Brain Project experience Abstract PPT Presentation
17.6 Robert Banks – An approach to coordinating and encouraging investment in phenotypes Abstract PPT Presentation

18. Blockchain: Is Blockchain the Answer for your Data Security and Data Exchange?

Chair: Frido Hamoen

18.1 Sjaak Wolfert – Blockchain Technology in Agri-Food: state of play and out look Abstract PPT Presentation
18.2 Liliana Fadul – The US Dairy Brain Project: Data Integration and Data Applications for Improved Farm Decision-Making Abstract PPT Presentation
18.3 Floris Ruiterkamp – Case study: Possibilities for blockchain in the Dutch dairy industry Abstract PPT Presentation
18.4 Joseph Heinzelmann – Case study: Lessons learned from combining genetics and blockchain in the beef industry Abstract PPT Presentation
18.5 Wilbert Hilkens – Case study: Leveraging transparency and the use of blockchain in poultry Abstract PPT Presentation

19. Milk Recording Workshop: Modern Tools for Milk Recording Management

Chair: Juho Kyntäjä and Xavier Bourrigan

19.1 Richard Cantin – eDHI – Integrating sensor data and eliminating farm visits Abstract PPT Presentation
19.2 Daniel Lefebvre – A DHI report to help improve the efficiency of use of milking robots Abstract PPT Presentation
19.3 Miel Hostens – Modern tools for milk recording management Abstract PPT Presentation
19.4 David Saunier – Innovation and digitalisation. Towards automation of data collection Abstract PPT Presentation
19.5 Sanna Nokka – How to run milk recording effectively- case Finland Abstract PPT Presentation
19.6 Bevin Harris – Maintaining an efficient milk recording system during a national disease outbreak and a global pandemic Abstract PPT Presentation


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