|Sunday 17 February 2019|
|20:00||Dinner at the Hotel (Registration desk will be open)|
|Monday 18 February 2019|
|08:15 - 13:00||Professional visits to MIGAL's regional experimental farms, dairies and poultry-houses at Kibbutzim - meeting delegates from construction companies, farmers & experts|
|13:00 - 14:00||Lunch at Abu-Salach|
|14:00 - 14:20||Travel to Hotel|
|14:20 - 15:00||Testing tour at Galilion Market|
|15:00 - 18:00||Meeting of the WGs and discussion of further developments (3 groups!)|
|14:30 - 14:45||Coffee Break|
|19:15||Travel to Restaurant - Dag-Al-HaDan|
|19:30||Welcome reception and dinner + Networking|
|Tuesday, 19 February 2019|
|Conference: "Towards Precision livestock husbandry and its potential to mitigate ammonia and GHG emissions"|
|07:00 - 07:30||Breakfast at the Hotel|
|07:30 - 08:15||Registration|
|08:15 - 08:30||Greetings|
|08:30 - 08:45||Uri Marchaim, Israel,
MIGAL - Short description of activities
|08:45 - 09:00||Guoqiang Zhang, Denmark,
“Emission modelling of ammonia from livestock housing - from laboratory study to field application”
|09:00 - 09:15||Oded Liran, Israel,
"Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer can be an adequate alternative to current methods that monitor greenhouse gas emissions from livestock housings"
|09:15 - 09:30||Ilan Halachmi, Israel,
"Precision Livestock Husbandry (PLH) from academic research to on farm application; improved production efficiency, animal welfare and GHG emission reduction"
|09:30 - 09:45||Harel Levit, Israel,
"Real-time animal response to climate changes"
|09:45 - 10:00||Miroslav Radeski, Macedonia,
"Detection of sheep locomotion and behaviour using leg mounted accelerometer"
|10:00 - 10:15||Yael Ben-Zvi, Israel,
"Treating livestock with constructed wetland"
|10:15 - 10:30||Arieh Brosh, Israel,
"Remote sensing for cattle handling by Monitor equipment"
|10:30 - 10:45||Aviv Asher, Israel,
"The use of Precision Livestock Husbandry to improve feed efficiency in beef and dairy cattle"
|10:45 - 11:00||George Zervas, Greece,
“Forage systems for less GHG emission and more soil carbon sink in continental and Mediterranean agricultural areas”
|11:00 - 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 - 12:00||Barbara Amon, ATB, Germany,
"Challenges of Inventory Preparation: Activity Data, Emission Factors and Models”
|12:00 - 12:15||Yael Laor, Shahar Baram, Israel,
"Evaluating air emissions from open and closed static composting piles with forced aeration"
|12:15 - 12:30||Thomas Banhazi, Australia,
“Modelling ammonia emissions and using PLF technologies to ultimately reduce ammonia concentrations and emission levels”
|12:30 - 12:45||George Skevis, Greece,
"Biogenic ammonia capture and utilization as a waste-to-energy option: The SMARTCATS experience"
|12:45 - 13:00||David Janke, Germany,
"Influence of wind direction and sampling strategy on the determination of ammonia emissions in naturally ventilated dairy barns"
|13:00 - 13:15||Dilya Willink, Germany,
"Modeling the NH3 emission of a naturally ventilated dairy barn - A first analysis of different approaches"
|13:15 - 13:30||Knut-Håkan Jeppsson, Sweden,
"Improved pen hygiene and reduced ammonia emission in a partly slatted fattening pig house during warm thermal conditions"
|13:30 - 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 - 15:00||Stéphane Godbout, Canada,
"Reduction of emissions from animal production in Canada: 15 years of research"
|15:00 - 15:30||Raúl Muñoz Torre, Spain,
"Biotechnologies for the abatement of odours and greenhouse gas emissions"
|15:30 - 15:45||Alexandros Theodoridis, Greece,
"Quantitative techniques for performance evaluation and benchmarking: Modeling undesirable inputs and outputs"
|15:45 - 16:00||Athanasios Ragkos, Greece,
"Environmental valuation techniques: Applications in livestock production and socioeconomic modelling of environmental friendly techniques"
|16:00 - 16:15||Marek Maasikmets,
"Sulphurous aerosol precursors from the animal husbandry"
|16:15 - 16:30||Asher Bar Tal, Israel,
"Greenhouse gases emissions are reduced by frequent cultivation of dairy bedding"
|16:30 - 16:45||Jože Verbič, Slovenia,
"Milk urea concentration as a tool to reduce the nitrogen footprint of milk production in conditions of small scale farming"
|16:45 - 17:00||Sotiria Vouraki, Greece,
"Effect of ammonia levels on milk yield and composition of intensively reared dairy ewes"
|17:00 - 17:15||Dominika Krol,
"Mitigation of ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from stored cattle slurry using acidifiers and chemical amendments"
|17:15 - 17:30||Coffee break|
|17:30 - 18:00||"Towards Precision livestock husbandry and its possible effect on mitigation ammonia
|19:30||Dinner at the Hotel|
|Wednesday, 20 February 2019|
|08:00 - 10:45||Board Meeting of LIVAGE COST - Chairman: Prof Guoqiang Zhang Status of Work Group developments and achievements, overall networking summary, strategy of next Grant period|
|10:45 - 11:15||Coffee break|
|11:15-13:00||Continuation of the Board Meeting (Announcement Agmon Market!)|
|13:00-14:00||Lunch in Agmon Market|
|14:00-14:30||Prof Iggy Litaor - Birds migration through the Hula Valley and their GHG and soil contamination effect|
|15:00||Visit to the Agamon Lake at the Hula Valley – contamination by birds of the Hula Valley (MAGA transportation) http://www.kkl-jnf.org/people-and-environment/sustainable-parks/hula-lake-park/|
|19:00||Dinner at Dubrovin|
|Thursday, 21 February 2019|
|07:00 - 07:45||Breakfast + Check out|
|08:00 - 17:00||Study-tour from Galilee to the centre of Israel|