Topic 5: Behavioural Analysis and Management of Livestock

Specific Challenge

Monitoring livestock numbers, growth, behaviour, and wellbeing is an important task for every farmer engaged in animal husbandry. Early detection of illnesses and other afflictions is key in administering precise medication. Since round-the-clock human supervision is not possible for larger numbers of animals, intelligent systems for monitoring livestock based on video and other sensor data need to be developed.


  • Develop intelligent systems for real-time video analysis of livestock
  • Provide early warning systems for animal diseases and dangerous or harmful animal behaviours
  • Help farmers monitor and predict the growth of their animals

Resources provided by ATLAS

  • Access to (3D) camera streams from pigsties and poultry coops at participating ATLAS pilot sites
  • Access to the pilot sites themselves in order to test your solution and cooperate closely with the associated farmers

Expected outcome

  • A software solution or web-based service that addresses the problem within the scope outlined above
  • Significant reduction in the average number of antibiotics and other medications administered to each animal
  • Overall improvements in animal health and wellbeing thanks to early detection of diseases and dangerous behaviours