The 4th LivAge meeting will be held in Galilee, Israel from 17-21 February 2019

The agenda of the meeting can be found here (agenda.pdf) and more information for the meeting location here (Livage_meeting_Israel_info.pdf).

Registration can be made here

Scientific programme for invitees

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