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Welcome to ICAR’s General Assembly

Dairy Farming Forward to Net Zero 2050 – Korb Whale


ICAR Plenary Session

Title First Author Presenter    
Understanding and responding to the expectations of consumers and citizens in the changing world of livestock farming Daniel Weary Daniel Weary Abstract PPT
IDF Global perspectives on sustainability Caroline Emond Caroline Emond Abstract PPT
Canadian Dairy
Industry Overview
Brian Van Doormaal Brian Van Doormaal PPT


Workshop on “Recording and evaluation of Body Condition Score and its relationship with health and welfare”

Introduction C. Egger-Danner (ICAR FT WG) PPT
BCS recording and biology N. Gengler (ICAR FT WG) and N. Friggens (INRAE) PPT
The relationship between body condition score and cow well-being M. Haskell (ICAR FT WG) PPT
BCS and conformation: from recording to data quality assurance M. van Pelt (ICAR CR WG) PPT
Automatic technology and BCS recording: possibilities, reliability and requirements for data exchange S. Sievert (ICAR MRSD SC) and R. Fourdraine (ICAR Animal Data Exchange WG) PPT
Economics of early detection of diseases by using BCS H. Hogeveen (IDF SCAHW) PPT
Genetics of body condition score and its association with feed efficiency, fertility and health. A. Köck (ZuchtData) and J. Pryce (ICAR FT WG) PPT
BCS and it’s use for optimization of feeding / herd management D. Santschi (Lactanet) PPT


Workshop on “ExtraMIR: A new ICAR/IDF action team focussing on added value from DHI data


Recording and selection tools for feed efficiency and environmental impact WEDNESDAY, June 1 from 13h30 to 15h30 Montréal 4-5

Title First Author Presenter    
Update ICAR Feed and Gas Working Group: Guidelines and international collaboration for genetic evaluation Birgit Gredler-Grandl Birgit Gredler-Grandl Abstract PPT
Validation of individual feed intake records using a 3D camera system in commercial farms Jan Lassen Jan Lassen Abstract PPT
Measuring individual carbon dioxide emissions as a proxy for feed efficiency on dairy farms  preliminary results Istvan Fodor Istvan Fodor Abstract PPT
Dynamic nature of genetic parameters for feed efficiency estimated using random regression models Kerry Houlahan Christine Baes Abstract PPT
Modelling metabolic efficiency  Do we need to understand the biological meaning of residual feed intake breeding values? Martin H. Lidauer Esa A. Mäntysaari Abstract PPT
Large scale phenotyping of methane for genetic evaluation is possible with Sniffers Michael Aldridge Michael Aldridge Abstract PPT
A pipeline for the integration of growth, feed efficiency and greenhouse-gas emission data in Italian Holstein. Francesco Tiezzi Raffaella Finocchiaro Abstract PPT
Estimates of genetic parameters for environmental efficiency traits for first lactation Holsteins Lucas Lopes Lucas Lopes Abstract PPT
Genetic analysis and correlations between milk mid-infrared (MIR) spectra-based methane emissions and nitrogen use efficiency proxies in Walloon Holstein cows Hadi Atashi Nicolas Gengler Abstract PPT


Advanced analytics for adding value to livestock data. THURSDAY, June 2 from 8h30 to 12h30. Montréal 4-5

Title First Author Presenter    
Advanced analytics create insight and supports the Danish dairy farmers Johannes Frandsen Johannes Frandsen Abstract PPT
Exchanges of French genetic data are driven by farmer consent managed in a dedicated blockchain Laurent Journaux Laurent Journaux Abstract PPT
LEO: A National-wise open big-data facility on livestock. Riccardo Negrini Riccardo Negrini Abstract PPT
DCPO: The Dairy Cattle Performance Ontology, A Tool For Domain Modelling and Data Analytics. Victor Fuentes Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo Abstract PPT
Disease risk prediction based on an integrative data-methodological approach in dairy cattle Jana Lasser Christa Egger-Danner Abstract PPT
Making use of dairy herd improvement records and machine learning to identify best management strategies Daniel Warner Daniel Warner Abstract PPT
Prediction of grass-based diet from indirect traits using milk MIR-based predictors to assess the feeding typology of farms Hélène Soyeurt Hélène Soyeurt Abstract PPT
Milk fatty acid profiles in early lactation as potential indicators for reproduction success Daniel Warner Daniel Warner Abstract PPT
Optimize Breeding and Replacement Decisions using Milk Recording Data Robert Fourdraine Robert Fourdraine Abstract PPT
A machine learning approach to describe the welfare status of dairy herds and analyse its association with performance and economics Gabriel Dallago Gabriel Dallago Abstract PPT
Using Box Time indicators to rank cows according to their efficiency in Robotic Milking Systems Liliana Fadul Liliana Fadul Abstract PPT
Estimation of Lifetime Dairy Profit using Multivariate Machine Learning  and Deep Learning Models Vahid Naghashi Abdoulaye Baniré Diallo Abstract PPT
Automated Anomaly Detection for Milk Components and Diagnostics in Dairy Herds Maryam Ayat René Lacroix Abstract PPT
PHENO3D : phenotyping and weighing beef cattle by 3D imagery Maxence Bruyas Maxence Bruyas Abstract PPT


Milk analysis – New developments in using MIR Spectra – Thursday, June 2 From 13h30-17h00. Montréal 4-5

Title First Author Presenter    
Prediction of key physiological milk biomarkers in dairy cows through MIR milk spectra Clément Grelet Clément Grelet Abstract PPT
Challenges and opportunities in the use of milk mid-infrared (MIR) spectra: the experiences learned from the OptiMIR and HappyMoo projects and beyond Nicolas Gengler Nicolas Gengler Abstract PPT
An equation based on MIR spectra to explore the genetic determinism of spontaneous lipolysis in dairy cows Marine Gelé Marine Gelé Abstract PPT
Predicting body condition score change in early lactating Irish dairy cows using milk mid infrared spectra Maria Frizzarin Maria Frizzarin Abstract PPT
Valorization of milk spectra: data mining of milk infrared spectra to assess transition success Mazen Bahadi Mazen Bahadi Abstract PPT
New traits predicted from milk mid-infrared spectra to reduce incidence of subclinical ketosis Astrid Köck Christa Egger-Danner Abstract PPT
Within day variation in milk and blood metrics for hyperketonemic and non-hypoketonemic dairy cows. David Barbano David Barbano Abstract PPT
A tool to predict likelihood of conception to first insemination with milk mid-infrared spectroscopy Phuong Ho Matthew Shaffer Abstract PPT
Improving taste and flavor in dairy product through milk analysis of free fatty by Mid-infrared (MIR) spectrometry. Octave Christophe Octave Christophe Abstract PPT
Mid-Infrared Analyzers:  Herd management milk fatty acid calibration and validation of multiple instruments. David Barbano David Barbano Abstract PPT
Authentication of grazing-related farming practices – Improvement and evaluation of a risk-based selection strategy for on-site farms inspections in the Netherlands Lukas Spiess Lukas Spiess Abstract PPT


Sustainability in the context of animal recording. Thursday, June 2, From 8h30 to 10h00 Montréal 2-3

Title First Author Presenter    
Animal breeding sustainability: the Italian Holstein experience Lorenzo Benzoni Raffaella Finocchiaro Abstract PPT
The role of recording and evaluating calf traits for improved sustainability Michelle Axford Michelle Axford Abstract PPT
Towards new breeding tools in a context of climate change: first results of the RUMIGEN project on new phenotypes for heat tolerance traits Sophie Mattalia Sophie Mattalia Abstract PPT
Using dairy herd improvement data to monitor herd sustainability Daniel Warner Débora Santschi Abstract PPT
ICAR Sustainability Task Force Report & Recommendations Martin Burke Ben Bartlett Abstract PPT


Modern approaches and practices in milk recording – THURSDAY, June 2 from 10h30 to 12h00 Montréal 2-3

Title First Author Presenter    
Practical experience from the implementation of a new udder health monitoring service through regular DHI testing Daniel Schwarz Daniel Schwarz Abstract PPT
Supporting automatic milking farms in milk recording Kirsi Leppikorpi Kirsi Leppikorpi Abstract PPT
ICAR member needs regarding the use of robot and sensor data René van der Linde René van der Linde Abstract PPT
Embracing new streams of dairy data – how good is good enough? Steven Sievert Steven Sievert Abstract PPT
eDHI – Value Services without Samples Anton Borst Anton Borst Abstract PPT
GenoCells: individual somatic cell count of dairy cows by genotyping tank milk Jean-Bernard Davière Pierre Lenormand Abstract PPT


Using sensor technologies for health and welfare monitoring and recording as part of dairy herd improvement Thursday, June 2 From 13h30-17h00. Montréal 2-3

Title First Author Presenter    
Making sense of sensors to focus on cow health and welfare: The case of building machine learning models to evaluate locomotion ability Anna Bradtmueller Gabriel Dallago Abstract PPT
Challenges of integration and validation of farm and sensor data for dairy herd management Katharina Schodl Katharina Schodl Abstract PPT
DataHUB360°, data at the service of breeders David Saunier David Saunier Abstract PPT
Magnitude of the reduction in automatically scored BC from calving to nadir BCS affects the fertility of Holstein cows. Pablo Pinedo Ilka Klaas Abstract PPT
The Herd Books view of non-standardised Data being available from sensors and robots. Vincent Landry Vincent Landry Abstract PPT
In-farm and environmental THI measurement for mitigation of Heat Stress in dairy cattle in Italy Riccardo Negrini Riccardo Negrini Abstract PPT
Early mastitis detection: Can Lactoferrin evaluation by EU funded project MOLOKO biosensor help? Paolo Bulgarelli Paolo Bulgarelli Abstract PPT
Development of herd management and animal breeding tools to improve the resilience and the sustainability of Holstein dairy cows in Spain Noureddine Charfeddine Noureddine Charfeddine Abstract PPT
Using sensor technology to detect the onset of digital dermatitis in Holstein cows Jennifer Magana Adams Progar Abstract PPT


New developments in Sheep, Goat and Camelids within ICAR – J.-M. Astruc – Tursday, June 2 8h30-10h00 Montréal 1

Title First Author Presenter    
Milk recording in sheep and goats: state of the art using the data from the ICAR on-line yearly survey Jean-Michel Astruc Jean-Michel Astruc Abstract PPT
The implementation of standard lactation and standard milking length in the milk recording of dairy sheep and goats breeds in Slovenia Marko Bizjak Mojca Simčič Abstract PPT
Wool recording in sheep: results from an ICAR on-line survey Marija Spehar Marija Spehar Abstract PPT
Genetic improvement: A fundamental pilliar for the Canadian sheep industry Frédéric Fortin Frédéric Fortin Abstract PPT


Animal Identification – New developments and future possibilities

Evolution of ID tags from prominent value to radical  novel Michael McHugh, Wonderkow Abstract PPT
Pilot on developing smart biometric identification platform for bovines an experience from small holders’
dairy system in India
Sujit Saha, NDDB PPT
The role of emerging technologies in modernizing traceability Corlena Patterson, Canadian Sheep Federation PPT
Nasal implant technique – equine challenges and solutions Adrienne Herron, University of Alberta PPT
Transformative interoperable future technology and digital transformation across livestock production David Smith, Ceres TAG Abstract PPT
Trend of ICT Policy in Austria and RF Communication Standards Josef Preishuber-Pflügl, CISC semiconductor PPT


Animal Data Exchange Workshop – Current implementation examples an Q/A with the experts

ADE implementation at CRV-Lely-JoinData
Erwin Speybroeck, CRV PPT
ADE implementation at Uniform-Agri Jasper van der Noord, Uniform-Agri   PPT
ADE implementation at iDDEN Johannes Frandsen, SEGES Innovation P/S Abstract PPT
ADE implementation at Rezare Andrew Cooke, Rezare PPT


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