Sensor Technology

Sensor technologies generally measure something about an animal or their environment. This information feeds into a system which analyses the data to provide information to the farmer or automatically perform corrective actions. Various sensors exist on the market to, for example:

  • Monitor temperature, relative humidity, carbon dioxide, ammonia, and other emission measurements in animal housing.
  • Automatically weigh and record growth measurements
  • Measure body temperature, heart rate and animal activity and location

414 – The relationship between transition period diseases and lameness , feeding time and body condition during the dry period (Research paper – Daros – 2020)

Best Practice Guide: Precision Livestock Technologies

399 – Machine learning based fog computing assisted data driven approach for early lameness detection in dairy cattle (Research paper – Taneja – 2020)

398 -Technological tools for infection detection Case studies with the SOMO respiratory distress monitor in Belgian pig farms (Research paper – Cui – 2019)

230 Remote dairy quality by Qlip BV DMK ZLTO (Industry Innovation)

228 Early Lameness Detection Through Machine Learning by Waterford Institute of Technology ENGS Dairy University of Strathclyde Herdsy (Industry Innovation)

Use of Thermal Imaging to Diagnose Lameness

Monitoring microclimate parameters in dairy farms

Health Benefits of Monitoring Rumination

Sensor technology and data monitoring in dairy cows

Real-time health monitoring in pigs

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 817591