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Experts participate in insightful focus groups in Hungary to provide a new understanding of ICT barriers

On January 19th, 2023, the Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI), Hungary, invited stakeholders of the pig and poultry sector involved in precision livestock farming (PLF) to a focus group discussion, which exceeded all expectations with a successful and productive event.  The event was attended by 21 participants from business (farmers, PLF developers and distributors), academia and…

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Polish partner of LivestockSense facilitates expert group discussion on integrating ICT tools in livestock farming

On December 10, 2022, discussion workshops related to the use of modern ICT technologies (ICT – information and communication technology) in animal production were held. The event was organized by the LivestockSense project team from the Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr). A total of 29 participants (pictured above) took part in the discussions, representing various sectors related to animal production, i.e., developers/suppliers of ICT technologies, farmers, representatives of NGOs, and scientists.

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Focus groups to shed new light on the adoption of digital technologies in livestock production

In the coming weeks, LivestockSense is to host focus group discussions in Hungary, Estonia, Poland, Sweden, Israel, and Denmark. The aim of the focus group discussion is to identify key characteristics of farmers’ attitudes toward digital technologies. All participants are carefully selected for their specific expertise and cover the entire value chain from primary production…

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Press Release: LivestockSense’ contribution to the ISAH Congress in Berlin

During the 20th edition of the Congress of the International Society for Animal Hygiene ISAH in Berlin, Germany on October 5-7, Assoc. Prof. Sebastian Opaliński, project coordinator from Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (UPWr) the Polish partner in LivestockSense, presented the main objectives of the LivestockSense project. The presentation included the results from a…

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Recent visits to Hungary and Denmark

LivestockSense PI, Prof. Thomas Banhazi together with Annamaria Banhazi (Aghitech) participated in various meetings in Hungary, including meetings with AKI – Institute of Agricultural Economics to review the operational aspects of the LivestockSense project in Hungary. The Hungarian components of the LivestockSense are represented by Dr. Ildikó Edit Tikász, Head of Department at AKI (pictured above), and Mr.…

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Press Release: LivestockSense enhances the environmental sustainability of poultry farms in Israel

During a recent trip to Israel, Prof. Thomas Banhazi worked with scientists at the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute and local poultry farmers in the Galilee region to improve the environmental performance of their farming operations. Four Enviro-DetectTM instruments have been installed on two separate farms to monitor the thermal and ventilation performance of the buildings…

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