Precision Livestock Farming

A.Y. 2019/2020
3
Max ECTS
32
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/10
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the new technologies used in animal husbandry (Precision Livestock Farming - PLF
Expected learning outcomes
Students will be able to identify the differences in tools used in PLF and be able to design new tool.
Course syllabus and organization

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Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
Lectures
Livestock production today: Worldwide situation and European framework
Basic principles of livestock physiology, concepts of animal health, welfare and behaviour, animal welfare status assessment.
PLF: from principles behind the technology applied on farms to existing systems
IT technologies used in livestock farms, sound analysis, video analysis, development of algorithms.
Measurable parameters through PLF.
Examples of PLF use in the intensive pig, dairy, poultry (Broilers and layers) farms, extensive farms and aquaculture.
Analysis of the information provided by the sensors and technologies installed on farm, labelling, validation and development of PLF systems
Future and perspectives of PLF

Practical activities
The exercises will involve the development of an idea of a PLF system to be applied in one of livestock sectors surveyed during classes. Students will be divided into groups and will be guided and encouraged to think about a product that uses one or more existing sensors.
Prerequisites for admission
No specific prerequisites required.
Teaching methods
Traditional Lectures and workgroup
Bibliography
Scientific papers and other supporting documents will be indicated and suggested during the course.
Assessement methods and criteria
oral exam
AGR/10 - RURAL BUILDINGS AND AGRO - FOREST LAND PLANNING - University credits: 3
Practicals: 16 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Guarino Marcella
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