Banhazi, Thomas (2011) The current state of PLF affairs. In: Lehr, Heiner and Smith, Ian, (eds.) Acceptable and practical precision livestock farming. Bright Animal, 1 . European Commission, Halifax, UK , pp. 11-17. ISBN 978 -0-9553707-2-4
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Traditionally the main intention of Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) research and development efforts was to introduce Process Control principles in agriculture/animal production. The main promise of PLF developments was that such automation and increased information technology (IT) use would make animal production more efficient as a result of the increased control. In turn, it was believed that such control would result in better animal welfare and environmental outcomes, as the introduction of process control procedures had resulted in significant improvements in other industries.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)|
|Additional Information:||Link provides open access to the book. BrightAnimal was a two year EU-funded co-ordination and support action project on Precision Livestock Farming (PLF). It addressed the potential of PLF to contribute to a more efficient and profitable livestock industry, the optimum use of resources, improved animal health and welfare and to sustainability in agriculture. BrightAnimal did not initiate new research into PLF. Instead it conducted a world-wide review of existing research, PLF practices and standards with a view to making recommendations on how PLF can be made more accessible to small and medium-sized producers. Although the project is now complete we believe some of our findings will be of on-going interest.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||PLF, sensors, data management, process control|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management|
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences|
|Deposited On:||14 Mar 2012 15:29|
|Last Modified:||28 Jun 2012 10:10|
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