Review of precision livestock farming (PLF) technologies for the Australian pig industry

Banhazi, Thomas and Dunn, Mark and Cook, Peter and Durack, Matthew (2003) Review of precision livestock farming (PLF) technologies for the Australian pig industry. Project Report. University of Southern Queensland , Toowoomba, Australia. [Report]

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Abstract

The wide spread application of computers is changing the way in which information technology (IT) is used in livestock production. 'Precision livestock farming' (PLF) is a relatively new concept and has developed rapidly in the last few years. It is aimed at improving the utilisation of available IT technologies on farms.
This approach can be likened to events which occurred in other manufacturing industries 15-20 years ago.
This review aims to assess the available precision livestock farming technologies to be used as components of comprehensive PLF systems. PLF research is currently focusing on different components of the envisaged system. However, to our knowledge to date, very few groups have attempted to combine these components into one working system. Current research efforts can be grouped into three major areas; development and/or improvements of data acquisition, data analysis and control systems.


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Item Type: Report (Project Report)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 02:25
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2016 04:59
Fields of Research : 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070299 Animal Production not elsewhere classified
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0702 Animal Production > 070203 Animal Management
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0701 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management > 070105 Agricultural Systems Analysis and Modelling
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23254

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