8th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming
We are pleased to welcome you to the 8th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming which will be held from the 12th to the 14th of September 2017 in Nantes, France. The European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming takes place every two years. The aim of this Conference is to exchange knowledge and experience through an open discussion and to support progress in this field. Today Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technology is a reality. It has the potential to support and benefit animal feed suppliers, human-food retailers and other players along the livestock supply chain. This 'cross-disciplinary' approach is that 'animal-focused' scientists, engineers, companies as well as farmers' organizations have interacted and combined their strengths and views. Nowadays in modern livestock farming, the need for reliable automated systems is compelling for reasons, such as biosecurity, the environment, husbandry practices, feeding practices, and their direct links to animal health. Due to the positive response to the previous European Conferences and the First Asian PLF conference (Beijing 9-11 September 2016) we are expecting scientists from all over the world.