Dr. Christa Egger-Danner:
Dr. Christa Egger-Danner is Head of research / Innovation of the Rinderzucht Austria. Furthermore, Chairperson ICAR Functional Traits Working Group and Consortium Leader of D4Dairy (www.d4dairy.com).
Digitalization – Possibilities and challenges for cattle breeding
Cattle breeding is challenged to produce high quality and safe food in a sustainable and economic way with regard to the environment, animal health and animal welfare in a changing environment. Digitalization with enormous technological advances opens new potential for cattle breeding. Genomic selection was a milestone. Sensor technologies in combination with data networking and new evaluation models offer opportunities for many new trait areas such as animal welfare, methane emissions, feed efficiency and others.