Thomas M. Banhazi, J.L. Black
Livestock Farming: A suite of electronic systems to ensure the application of best practice management on livestock farms
The sophisticated global market place for livestock products demands safe, uniform, cheap, and environmentally-and welfare-friendly products. However, best-practice management procedures are not always implemented on livestock farms to ensure that these market requirements are consistently satisfied. Therefore, improvements are needed in the way livestock farms are managed. Information-based and electronically-controlled livestock production systems are needed to ensure that the best of available knowledge can be readily implemented on farms. New technologies introduced on farms as part of Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) systems will have the capacity to activate livestock management methods that are more responsive to market signals.
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