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Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming

Objective

The objective of the EU-PLF project is to deliver a validated Blueprint for an animal and farm-centric approach to innovative livestock farming in Europe proven through extensive field studies. This blueprint represents a manual for farmers and their surrounding industry including high tech SME’s and other stakeholders. It is a reference tool offering pragmatic guidance on how Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) systems can be applied to farm level in order to create value for the farmer and other stakeholders. EU-PLF is based on the PLF concept that represents the continuously automated measurements directly on the animal or in its environment. Beyond the use of the PLF data (body movements or sounds, etc.) for monitoring and management, the data can be translated into key indicators on animal welfare, animal health, productivity and environmental impact.

Highly experienced European teams from different disciplines with a proven track record in animal and PLF-related fields - animal scientists, veterinarians, ethologists, bio-engineers, engineers, social scientists and economists, leading industrial market players in the livestock industry and high tech SME’s – have joined to deliver a useful PLF Blueprint. Most of the academic partners are leading previous research projects funded by the EU in animal and PLF related fields.

To ensure that the Blueprint assists the European livestock industry beyond the duration of the project, 50 SME’s or potential starters will be identified all over Europe to play a key role in the EU-PLF project. With a competition for SME’s and starters, the best ideas get funding to design a PLF-prototype with their high tech innovative solutions. In collaboration with a leading industrial PLF-partner, they use the Blueprint to bring their prototype to farm level. This allows developing business models and linking high tech SME’s to European industry players to create new PLF-products with global impact.

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2012-6-singlestage
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sofie Heroes (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 1 224 700

Participants (19)

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 250 720
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eva Blomberg (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 000
Address
Beacon House Queens Road
BS8 1QU Bristol

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Everett-Cox (Ms.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 181 624
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Alain Brelurut (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 453 512
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bruno Zampaglione (Dr.)
THE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION OF ISRAEL - THE VOLCANI CENTRE
Israel
EU contribution
€ 270 356
Address
Derech Hamcabim 68
50250 Bet Dagan

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ruth Lerer (Ms.)
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 108 748
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary O'brien (Ms.)
THE ROYAL VETERINARY COLLEGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 288 090
Address
Royal College Street
NW1 OTU London

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carol Lawson (Ms.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 95 003
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Boudewijn Kroes (Mr.)
Fancom B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 484 027
Address
Industrieterrein 34
NL 5980 AC Panningen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christiaan Van Westering (Mr.)
SOUNDTALKS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 499 460
Address
Interleuvenlaan 15c
3001 Leuven Heverlee

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dries Berckmans (Dr.)
PLF AGRITECH EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 670
Address
Woodburn Avenue 38
AB15 8JQ Aberdeen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Banhazi (Dr.)
XENON NEW TECHNOLOGIES GCV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 280 462
Address
Tamarisklann 3
8300 Knokke

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Van Den Bossche (Mr.)
ABROX TECNIC SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 179 520
Address
Calle Valencia - Planta 1 Puerta 2 299
08009 Barcelona

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Daniel Roses (Mr.)
SP/F SYNTESA
Faeroe Islands
EU contribution
€ 305 768
Address
Fyri Oman Brugv 2
513 Syorugota

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olavur Gregersen (Mr.)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 71 580
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Geert Bruggeman (Dr.)
FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 362 385
Address
Via Giuseppe Tomassetti 3 A/1
00161 Roma

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Other
Administrative Contact
Rosati Andrea (Dr.)
M & M CORPORATION COMMVA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 93 160
Address
Bovenbosstraat 77
3053 Oud Heverlee

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maurice Mergeay (Mr.)
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 89 239
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ineke Van Driel (Ms.)
GEA FARM TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 333
Address
Siemensstrasse 25-27
59199 Boenen

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Paletta