Precision livestock farming: an international review of scientific and commercial aspects

Banhazi, T. M. and Lehr, H. and Black, J. L. and Crabtree, H. and Schofield, P. and Tscharke, M. and Berckmans, D. (2012) Precision livestock farming: an international review of scientific and commercial aspects. International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, 5 (3). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1934-6344

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Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) is potentially one of the most powerful developments amongst a number of interesting new and upcoming technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the livestock farming industry. If properly implemented, PLF or Smart Farming could (1) improve or at least objectively document animal welfare on farms; (2) reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and improve environmental performance of farms; (3) facilitate product segmentation and better marketing of livestock products; (4) reduce illegal trading of livestock products; and (5) improve the economic stability of rural areas. However, there are only a few examples of successful commercialisation of PLF technologies introduced by a small number of commercial companies which are actively involved in the PLF commercialisation process. To ensure that the potential of PLF is taken to the industry, we need to: (1) establish a new service industry; (2) verify, demonstrate and publicise the benefits of PLF; (3) better coordinate the efforts of different industry and academic organisations interested in the development and implementation of PLF technologies on farms; and (4) encourage commercial sector to assist with professionally managed product development.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2012 Chinese Society of Agricultural Engineering(CSAE) and Association of Overseas Chinese Agricultural, Biological and Food Engineers (AOCABFE). This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 10:30
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2017 03:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: commercialisation; precision ivestock farming; scientific issue
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140201 Agricultural Economics
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070207 Humane Animal Treatment
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 83 Animal Production and Animal Primary Products > 8303 Livestock Raising > 830399 Livestock Raising not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.3965/j.ijabe.20120503.00

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