Animal output for meat production accounts for 24.8% of the total EU-28 agricultural output. The sector has been dealing with numerous challenges such as animal welfare, foreign competition, climate impact and antibiotic resistance.
The meat trial aims to demonstrate how technology can help face these challenges. Early warning systems increase animal health and reduce antibiotic use. Advanced monitoring systems provide farmers with feedback on their decisions and help to optimize animal growth and wellbeing. Tracking data adds transparency and traceability to the production process. In this way, the meat trial will explore the advantages of IoT technologies for farmers and for the production chain as a whole.