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

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

In Europe, especially in harsh environmental regions, breeding small ruminants (SRs) like sheep and goats constitute a significant source of meat, milk and wool. But SR farmers lack modern improvements in efficiency, performance and welfare to meet their needs. The development of novel, appropriate technologies can enhance productivity levels and reduce costs. The EU-funded TechCare project will adopt a multi-actor approach to identify special SR welfare issues and design innovative technologies to monitor and improve SR welfare management at individual or flock/herd level, along the value chain. The project goal is to create and validate demand-driven and innovative welfare solutions at all stages of SR production.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862050