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Precision Livestock Farming Hub

PLF-Hub

One of the most important scientific groups worldwide working in the field of Precision Livestock Farming. 

Partners Vetmeduni 

Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health

Unit of Herd Health Management

Institute of Animal Welfare Science

Aim

PLF-Hub aims to foster internal collaboration at the Vetmeduni but also with (inter)national experts in animal health, behaviour and welfare that are focused on research in PLF field.

It is the foundational idea of the PLF-Hub to strengthen the internal collaboration at the Vetmeduni that should result in synergies of animal and engineering expertise necessary for development of PLF technologies.

Expertise

Core expertise of PLF-Hub, which makes this research group unique within the Vetmeduni, is engineering and algorithm development.

It has been recognized that in the context of digitalization in animal health and livestock farming this expertise should be strengthened. 

Focus

The main focus of our research is to develop tools for management of livestock by continuous, automated real-time, monitoring of production/reproduction, health and welfare of livestock and environmental impact. 

Our objective is to measure continuously in an on-line way the responses of animals to their varying individual environment.