Leeuwarden 2021 (Virtual meeting)

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
  • 1.2 Clément Grelet – Identification of dairy cows chronic stress biomarkers
  • 1.3 Gundula Hoffmann – Use of a respiration rate sensor in dairy cows as an animal-based welfare indicator
  • 1.4 Anna Stygar – How precise are tools measuring animal-based welfare indicators in dairy cattle?
  • 1.5 Beatrice Mounaix – A national initiative to help French dairy farmers to improve the welfare of cows
  • 1.6 Hannah Lehrke – Development and implementation of an on-farm self-monitoring tool to promote welfare in dairy cows in northern Germany
  • 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
  • 1.8 Tal Schcolnik – Practical plan and guidance for monitoring and managing animal welfare in Israeli dairy farms
  • 1.9. Sujan Sapkota – Animal Welfare Assessment: Can We Develop a Practical, Time-Limited Assessment Protocol for Pasture-Based Dairy Cows in New Zealand?


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
  • 5.2 Mark Trotter (University of Central Queensland) – Assessing real time tracking technologies to integrate with identification methods and national traceability requirements
  • 5.3 Mark Lowerison – Passive generation of livestock traceability data, a Canadian Cattle Identification Agency research program review
  • 5.4 Rudi de Mol – ID in feeding behaviour of pigs


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
  • 6.2 Lukas Spieß – Atypical Spectra Screening: Potential applications for monitoring the stability of FT-IRi Instruments
  • 6.3 Emil Walleser – Application of a predictive model for beta-hydroxybutyrate and non-esterified fatty acids using milk Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy
  • 6.4 Daniel Schwarz – Implementation of the new certified reference material for somatic cell counting in milk


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
  • 7.2 Claudia Kamphuis – How can cow-individual sensor data, national data and drone images improve our understanding of resilience
  • 7.3 Bevin Harris – The changing nature of big data for a cooperative herd improvement organisation


Manufacturers Showcase

Chair: Steven Sievert

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


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


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
  • 9.2 Daniel Lefebvre – Implementing an on-farm decision-support tool based on fatty acid profiles from bulk tank milk
  • 9.3 Suzanne Rowe – Differences in milk composition associated with enteric methane emissions
  • 9.4 Laura Monica Dale – Minimisation of fertility economical loss by MIR based energy balance prediction


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


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?
  • 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
  • 14.3 Mojca Simčič – The variance components estimation for growth traits of kids in Slovenia
  • 14.4 Jean-Michel Astruc – Selection tools to benefit from international cooperation in small ruminants: a comprehensive work package of the SMARTER project
  • 14.5 Martin Burke – A stakeholder platform to disseminate results from SMARTER project


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


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


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


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 outlook
  • 18.2 Liliana Fadul – The US Dairy Brain Project: Data Integration and Data Applications for Improved Farm Decision-Making
  • 18.3 Floris Ruiterkamp – Case study: Possibilities for blockchain in the Dutch dairy industry
  • 18.4 Joseph Heinzelmann – Case study: Lessons learned from combining genetics and blockchain in the beef industry
  • 18.5 Wilbert Hilkens – Case study: Leveraging transparency and the use of blockchain in poultry


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

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