Teagasc host Conference on Farm Animal Imaging
The Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, Dublin, are hosting the first annual Conference of the EU COST Action FA1102: FAIM (Farm Animal Imaging Methods) on 25th and 26th September.
The 2 day conference, which focuses on Carcass Evaluation, Meat Quality, Software and Traceability, will be attended by over 90 delegates. A total of 24 invited oral presentations will be made and 25 posters covering the 4 working groups will also be displayed.
This unique COST Action aims to optimise non-destructive in vivo and post mortem imaging and spectroscopic methods for the measurement of body composition and meat quality in the major farm animals. It will be used to devise standardised principles of carcass classification and grading across countries. FAIM will also support EU legislation on individual animal identification. FAIM comprises of a group of about 120 experts from EU and other countries and will run from 2012 until the end of 2015.