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Advances in Precision Livestock Farming
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Advances in Precision Livestock Farming (Hardback)

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The livestock sector is facing increasing pressure to develop more 'climate-smart' methods that can be used to prevent the onset of major diseases, whilst also monitoring the efficiency and environmental impact of livestock production.

Advances in Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) provides a comprehensive review of the recent advances in the development of precision livestock technologies that use continuous, automated, real-time monitoring of animal traits to improve health, welfare and behaviour.

The collection tackles the major issues faced by the dairy sector (mastitis, lameness and metabolic disorders) and how PLF technologies can decrease the likelihood of such diseases occurring.

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural engineering & machineryNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAgricultural scienceNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingAnimal husbandryNatural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingSustainable agriculture Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Limited Publication Date: 20/07/2021 ISBN-13: 9781786764713  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Professor Daniel Berckmans was Head of the M3-Biores (Measure, Model and Manage Bioresponses) Division at the Katholieke University of Leuven, Belgium for over 20 years. His team is widely regarded as a world leader in precision livestock farming, producing over 250 publications and over 400 conference papers, and with 17 new products brought to market and 20 patents submitted. Professor Berckmans himself has published over 250 scientific papers, coordinated a number of EU research projects and is co-founder of two spin-off companies from his research. Dr Bernadette O'Brien is a Senior Research Officer at Teagasc Moorepark's Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre in Ireland. Bernadette obtained a primary degree in Dairy Science, followed by a Masters in Dairy Engineering and a PhD on milking and mastitis from National University of Ireland. In her current role at Teagasc, Dr Bernadette O'Brien's projects include research into: milk quality from the perspective of achieving and maintaining minimal contaminants in milk processing; developing and progressing a sustainable system of integrating automatic milking and cow grazing; increasing efficiency of traditional technologies and exploring new technology on Irish dairy farms. Previous research by Dr. O'Brien has also included seasonal variation in milk composition and minimising chemical residues of milk; and factors that impact on the processing quality of raw milk produced in Ireland. Dr O'Brien has also been involved in coordinating successful applications for research funding to National and EU (Seventh Framework) programmes. Dr O'Brien has published extensively and has significant international collaborations with research scientists at Agroscope, Switzerland; Massey University and Dexcel in New Zealand and Wisconsin University (Madison), USA.

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