Precision Phenotyping

This research area on Precision Phenotyping focuses on new phenotype* recording techniques, such as (1) high-throughput robotic sensors that offer opportunities to collect complex, and (2) detailed animal data at a high or even real-time frequency. These data can be used to define and predict new phenotypes for sustainability traits that were previously difficult and/or expensive to measure and analyse. Together with the research done in the program 'utilizing DNA information' this will result in more efficient genetic selection.

* This is the set of observable characteristics of an individual organism resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment

 

Efficiency of livestock is an important trait. However, measuring efficiency is not straightforward. In this project new technologies are investigated…
This project explores longitudinal data to provide resilience indicators that are useful for breeding programs. Furthermore, health/disease phenotypes from routine…
Livestock are often kept in large groups. Identifying and monitoring individual animals in a group is a challenge. The aim…
The main aim of this project is to explore new innovative techniques to store, process, and analyze large volumes of…
This project explores novel phenotyping methods for locomotion to increase genetic response for locomotion. Locomotion is an important health and welfare…
Animal production is responsible for 14.5% of total anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Approximately half of these emissions originate directly…

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