British Society of Animal Science held a webinar regarding the Precision Livestock Farming and Sensing Technology in Extensive Grassland Systems.
The first part of the webinar was held on the 17th November, was chaired by Ilan Halachmi and speakers included Paul Greenwood, Claire Morgan-Davies, Andres Cibils and Andrew Dowsey. The second webinar, held on the 19th November, was chaired by Tony Waterhouse and speakers included Mark Jarman, Mark Trotter and David Stevens. Plus there were 3 presentations from Future Potentials to include No Fence, Breedr and Environment Systems.
This webinar is very relevant as Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) techniques and novel sensing technologies are having a major impact on the management of intensive systems to improve efficiency, reduce disease and improve welfare. However the deployment of technology into extensive grassland and rangeland systems has proved problematical due to issues of equipment and data costs, sensing of activities over a large scale and currently available technology. Nevertheless, solutions to these problems are now becoming available. In addition, there is potential for future wider uses in land management for environmental benefit, to reduce disasters from fire and flood and to inform policy. The webinar was focused on these solutions and their potential.Webinar – Part 1
Webinar – Part 2