On 28 March webinar “New ICAR/IDF project on the use of infrared data – ExtraMIR”
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A new platform for collecting data on “Cow, sheep and goats milk recording systems”
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Translation into Spanish of the Appendix 1 and Appendix 2 of Claw Health Atlas
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The Proceedings of the ICAR 2022 Annual Conference (Montreal) have been published
Webinar on “Using sensor data for animal health and welfare improvement”
Webinar on “Using sensor data for animal health and welfare improvement along
the dairy value chain: merits and requirements”
25 May, 2023, h. 8.30 -13.00 (Paris time)
During the ICAR Annual Conference from Toledo, ICAR and IDF organise a webinar on Using sensor data for animal health and welfare improvement on 25 May, 2023, h. 8.30 -13.00 (Paris time). The workshop is free of charge for remote participants. upon registration here
In order to present the webinar, a specific brochure has been prepared and made available here
Aims and scope
The aim of the workshop was to explore needs and discuss requirements for the use of sensor data in the context of animal health and welfare. Stakeholders along the dairy value chain will have the opportunity to present their perspectives, interests and demands for the use of sensor data. Presentations by different experts on the use of sensor technology for various purposes such as animal welfare assessment or genetics together with success stories from different application areas should help to gain new insights, adapt successful strategies for new purposes and reveal knowledge gaps. In a joint discussion with the audience these knowledge gaps and needs by various stakeholders were discussed, refined, and prioritized also regarding the role of the ICAR Functional Traits Working Group and the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare for supporting future developments.
Please note, that the workshop does not cover issues of sensor data accessibility or retrieval itself!
Moderators: ICAR FT WG (Christa Egger-Danner) and IDF SCAHW (Anabel Mulet Cabero)
|Presentation of the webinar||PPT presentation|
|Sensor data: expectations, needs, and requirements farmer’s perspective
Santiago Garcia Sout
|Stakeholder statement: perspective of a DHI organisation
|Using sensor data for animal health and welfare improvement workshop. Perspective of a breeding organisation
Gerben de Jong
|Using sensor data for animal health and welfare improvement along the dairy value chain: merits and requirements
Expectations, needs and requirements – The manufacturer perspective
|General aspects of measuring animal health and welfare using sensor technology
Stygar A., Frondelius L., Berteselli G.V., Gómez Y., Canali E., Krampe C, Niemi J., Llonch P., Pastell M.
|Challenges of using sensor data across devices and brands
|Challenges and possible solutions for data integration and use on dairy farms
Victor E. Cabrera
|Success Stories in Herd Management
Robert H. Fourdraine
|Use of sensor data for breeding and genetics
Heringstad, Bjørg and Karoline A. Bakke
|Automated welfare monitoring across the chain – Promise or over-promising
Di Miel Hostens
|Expectations, needs, and welfare requirements from sensors at the dairy farm
ICAR disseminates information through a number of publications, listed below:
- ICAR Recording Guidelines
- ICAR Technical Series (ISSN: 1563-2504) and Proceedings of the Sessions and Meetings
- Biennial statistics of milk recording.
- On-line database for Cow, Sheep and Goats milk recording systems
- Other publications.
The following, are some links of technical material that have been produced from the last meetings:
- 2022 ICAR Conference held in Montreal, Canada
- 2021 ICAR Conference held virtually
- 2019 ICAR Conference held in Prague, CZ
- 2018 ICAR Conference held in Auckland, NZ
- 2017 ICAR Conference held in Edinburgh, UK
- 2016 ICAR Biennial Session held in Puerto Varas, Chile
- 2015 Presentations at the ICAR Technical Meeting held in Krakow and its Proceedings
- 2015 ICAR/FAO International Seminar on Animal identification and recording, Pretoria, South Africa
- 2014 International Conference on “Key Principles of Creation of National Systems of Identification and
Traceability of Farm Livestock”, Moscow, Russia
- 2014 ICAR Biannial Session held in Berlin
- 2014 ICAR/Interbeef Genomics Workshop, Dublin, Ireland
- 2013 ICAR Technical Meeting 2013, Aarhus, Denmark (29-31 May 2013) and Health Data Conference on “Challenges and Benefits of Health Data Recording in the Context of Food Chain Quality, Management and Breeding”
Presentations as PDF – Pictures
- 2012 Cork, Ireland. 38th ICAR Biennial Session (28 May – 1 June, 2012)
Abstracts, Presentations, Videos and Manuscripts (as PDF files) – Pictures
- 2011 Santiago de Chile, Chile, (5-7 December 2011). Animal identification and recording systems for traceability and livestock development in countries of Latin America and the Caribbean
Presentations – Papers
- 2011 Bourg-en-Bresse, France, (22-24 June 2011). Technical Meeting on “New technologies and new challenges for breeding and herd management”.
Presentations – Photos – Posters
- 2010 Riga, Latvia. 37th ICAR Biennial Session (31 May-4 June 2010)
Presentations (as PDF files), Proceedings and Pictures
- 2009. Porec, Croatia: Technical Meeting on “Management of new recording and evaluation technologies” (12-16 May 2009)
Presentations (as PDF file). Pictures at the Session – Pictures at the “Technical Tour”
- 2008. Niagara Falls, USA, 36th ICAR Biennial Session (16-20 June 2008)
Proceedings – Presentations as PDF file – Pictures
- 2007. Verona, Italy, Technical Meeting and General Assembly (30 May-1 June 2007). Presentations as PDF files
- 2006. Kuopio, Finland, 35th ICAR Biennial Session (6-9 June 2006)
Presentations as PDF file
- Frameworks for animal welfare assessment and meeting stakeholder needs (organised by the Functional Traits Working Group; February 2021).
- Lameness in dairy cows: the challenging battle (organised by the Functional Traits Working Group; January 2021)
- Interbeef: working together on national and international evaluations for beef cattle (Organised by the Interbeef Working Group; December 2020)
- Development and Application of a Certified Reference Material for Somatic Cell Counting in Milk Milk analysis (Organised by the Milk Analysis Sub-Committee; December 2020)
- Animal-based indicators to promote welfare in dairy cows (organised by the Functional Traits Working Group; June 2020)
- Examples of Animal Data Exchange (organised by the Animal Data Exchange Working Group; June 2020)
- ICAR and the Animal Data Exchange standards (organised by the ADE Working Group)