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5.9 Precision Livestock Production

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.org

Citation:  Nääs, Irenilza de A, Victor Ciaco de Carvalho, Daniella Jorge de Moura, and Mario Mollo. 2006. Section 5.9 Precision Livestock Production, pp. 313-325 of Chapter 5 Precision Agriculture, in CIGR Handbook of Agricultural Engineering Volume VI Information Technology. Edited by CIGR--The International Commission of Agricultural Engineering; Volume Editor, Axel Munack. St. Joseph, Michigan, USA: ASABE.  .(doi:10.13031/2013.21684)
Authors:   I. A. Nääs, V. C. Carvalho, D. J. Moura, and M. Mollo
Keywords:   Livestock production, Real-time management decisions, Image analysis, Preventive veterinary diagnostics

Modern animal production has changed in recent years due to the use of precision tools. Results of recent research have been used as inputs to preventive diagnostics and development of decision-making software in several areas, as well as to predict events. Evaluation of animal welfare can also be determined by telemetry; image and sound analysis can be valuable tools for understanding the animals response and enable the producer to make the right decision based on real-time management. In this section, examples of developing technology in the fields of animal monitoring, traceability, and preventive diagnostics are presented.

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