Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

Manon Rinn

Manon Rinn (LTP “La Cazotte”) is the technician responsible of the ewes’ flock at the experimental farm of “La Cazotte” agricultural high school (TechCare pilot farm). With an advanced technician’s certificate in Animal Production (BTSA), she began her career as a technician in an organisation specialized in genetic selection and technical advisory services for dairy sheep flocks in the Roquefort cheese production area. She joined the “La Cazotte” farm 5 years ago as part of a team with a wealth of experience and was able to develop her skills in setting up and monitoring on farm trials in different thematic areas (animal feeding, production, reproduction, health, welfare, improvement of on-call working conditions in livestock farming).

As part of the Techcare project, Manon has been involved in setting up trials, monitoring them and collecting the data on the “La Cazotte” pilot farm. With her colleagues, she is also involved in communication activities on the project, the on-farm technology trials, and the protocols for welfare assessment measures of dairy ewes.