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


PhD students in action!

From May to October, Michelle has been working in the field, collecting data through two experiments. The first researched the effect of parasitism on lambs’ welfare in an indoor system.

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What are the most important welfare issues for sheep and goats in Europe?

Although the welfare of sheep and goats are often considered to be good, particularly in comparison to species that are farmed more intensively, there are still welfare issues that need to be addressed. Many of these issues arise because animals are managed in large groups and in an extensive environment which can be hard to monitor or observe.

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Overview of 2nd series of TechCare National Workshops

TechCare is a 4-year EU H2020 funded project led by SRUC, which aims to improve welfare management in small ruminant farming systems using innovative precision livestock farming (PLF) technologies. The consent and involvement of stakeholders along the whole value chain of small ruminant farming systems are considered highly important in TechCare project.

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