The use of 3D infrared cameras as tools for Precision Beef ranches and feedlots

August 10, 2022 from 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Speaker: Dr. Graham Plastow & Dr. Al Schaefer, Alpha Phenomics Incorporated

The use of 3D infrared cameras as tools for Precision Beef ranches and feedlots

We will outline the scientific work undertaken by Alpha Phenomics in conjunction with researchers and the commercial trials on Albertan ranches.

CEU Credits: 0.5

Bio: Dr. Graham Plastow

Dr. Graham Plastow has more than 35 years of experience in the management and implementation of multidisciplinary research projects and technology transfer on an international basis including industry/academic collaborations. Now a Professor of Livestock Genomics at the University of Alberta, he worked for more than 20 years in industry in the agri-food sector and led the world’s largest and most successful swine and genetic improvement research implementation programs as CTO of Sygen, plc.

Bio: Dr. Al Schaefer

Al is an animal physiologist with over 25 years of experience working with infrared thermography technology in a multitude of species with particular emphasis on the early detection of stress and disease, and metabolic efficiency.

Al holds several degrees from the University of Alberta in Physical Education (BPE), Science (BSc Agriculture) and Animal Physiology (MSc) as well as a PhD from the University of British Columbia in Animal Physiology. He was awarded a National Science and Engineering Research Council postdoctoral fellowship and studied in New Zealand with the Ruakura Growth Physiology group.

Al was a level 5 research scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and University of Manitoba as well as the president of a University of Alberta spin-off company, Animal Inframetrics.