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

TechCare’s People: Michelle Reeves!

I receive my Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Biology from McGill University in my hometown of Montreal, Canada. Thanks to semesters spent studying in Spain and Panama, I speaks Spanish fluently, along with my native French and English. During my Masters in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at the University of Edinburgh in 2015, I studied maternal behaviour and lamb survival in hill sheep. I have since worked as part of a team investigating hoof diseases in sheep at the University of Warwick and gained experience working with dairy and poultry producers applying on-farm welfare programs across Canada. In my spare time, you can find me hiking around the Pentlands or trying out a new recipe in my kitchen. I joined the TechCare team and started my PhD on the Development and validation of animal-based welfare indicators for a Precision Livestock Farming approach to improving the welfare of small ruminants in October 2020 with Cathy Dwyer for WP2. I look forward to pursuing my interest in animal welfare assessment methods and hill sheep health while contributing to practical PLF solutions for small ruminant producers and their animals.