Invitation animal taskforce seminar

This year’s Animal Task Force Seminar will provide a transatlantic perspective on visions and strategic research agenda for animal productions in Europe and the USA, and will discuss on Precision Livestock Farming.


USA/Europe. Sharing visions on research agendas for animal productions
Bernard D. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus at University of Pittsburgh and Chair of the Committee on the Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research, will inspire the audience with a stimulating speech on the role and perspectives of animal science research in food security and sustainability. European policy makers from the European Commission and the European Parliament will introduce the European perspective and agenda.


Precision Livestock Farming
In the afternoon, a special interactive session on Precision Livestock Farming will dive participants
into different aspects of applying PLF. After an introductory session there will be a break-out groups session, chaired by leading experts in the field.

Key-note speaches

  • Jan Huitema, Member of European Parliament (invited)
  • Bernard D. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus at University of Pittsburgh and Chair of the Committee on the Considerations for the Future of Animal Science Research
  • Daniel Berckmans, project leader at Leuven University (invited)
  • Anne Mottet, livestock policy officer FAO (invited)
  • EC - Directorate General for Agriculture and rural development - Unit H.5 – Research and Innovation (invited)

Policy-makers, sector representatives, politicians, NGO’s, researchers, and industry experts are invited to join the discussion.

Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015
Time: 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: Felice Cattier, University Foundation Belgium, Rue d’Egmont 11, Brussels
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Invitation (pdf)