Evi Lippens, researcher at ILVO and representing the IoF2020 Meat Trial explains the challenges affecting the Meat sector and makes connections with the solutions found by the IoF2020 use cases to overcome these challenges.
For instance, the meat demand was greatly impacted by the covid-19 as restaurants stopped their activity. This caused the meat producers to find solutions for avoiding food waste. A safe and affordable storage, new platforms to get in touch with customers, etc… at the same time, livestock continues to live and therefore continues to need veterinarian services and feed. The technologies developed in IoF2020 meat trial use cases proven themselves efficient to maintain a good welfare of livestocks: remote monitoring of vital characteristics and predictive restocking of feed are just a couple of example.