Thursday, 9 February 2017

Celebrating one year of activities!

Time goes by really fast and because of that, the best way to celebrate our first year of activities is working and presenting our results.  During the past February the 3rd, we had the opportunity to share the results of  our work  to special guests and delegates from the different institutions that conform the Chair of Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle.  It was a very interesting and important moment for us, to present  the progress we have made so far and to share our  goals and expectations.  
Thank you very much for this fantastic year, for your support your interest and  for reading our blog (more than 20.000 visits!).  Every day we start our work convinced that we can make it better and our effort  will help to improve the sustainability of the dairy production system and the welfare of dairy cows. 

To read our presentations click on our icon to download the PDF

 Here a brief summary of what happened last Friday, 

Valerie Bélanger  from Novalait  interviewing part of our team.  The video will be available on their website very soon!

Jessica St John and Liliana Fadul      

       Elise Shepley  and Elsa Vasseur

Professor Elsa Vasseur welcoming our guests and presenting the Validation of the cow activity collector manager for cows housed in tie-stalls barns (researcher: Sirine El Hamdaoui.)

Hector Delgado presenting the use of Clegg hammer measures as an indicator of welfare in tie-stall  Management System (researcher: Anthony Pic, mentorship: Hector Delgado).

Elise Shepley presenting the Validation of the ability the IceTag 3D pedometer to accurately determine number of steps in dairy cows when housed in tie-stall (researcher:Marianne Berthelot, mentorship: Elise Shepley).

Paul Stecko presenting the project  Manual and automatic tracking of cows within the confines of their stalls.  (researchers:  Elise Shepley and Jessica St John)

Jessica St John presenting her research, Does determining tie-rail height and forward position based on the neck line of cows in 
tie-stall have an effect on dairy cow welfare?

Véronique Boyer explaining her research Evaluation of  the impact of the stall configuration on the ease of movement of the dairy cow.

Manon Demaret  presenting the  project of the Optimization of a decision support tool for Quebec dairy producers, veterinarians and agricultural advisors (researcher: Géraud Plas-Debecker, mentorship:Hector Delgado)

Liliana Fadul presenting her research Recovery and analysis big data from computerized milking systems (ITS) for the development of performance indicators.

Santiago Palacio presenting his Ph. D. work:  Improving Dairy cow welfare in tie-stall barns: How effective are different knowledge transfer methods

Audrey St-Yves presenting her M. Sc. work The relationship between a reproductive biomarker in milk and the welfare status of dairy cows.  Project under supervision of Raj Duggavathi.

Mazen Bahadi presents his Ph.D. project,  The relationship between a reproductive biomarker in milk and the welfare status of dairy cows.  Project under supervision of Ashraf Ismail.

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