Livestock Monitoring Articles

  • Lambing Season & Fallen Stock

    As a livestock farmer, lambing season as you know accounts for a large percentage of your turnover; Ensuring this runs smoothly is part of the secret to lambing success. Fallen stock is an unfortunate, but inevitable part of farming sheep. Reasons for lamb mortality include ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • 3 Great Ways to Use Your Farm Drone During the Off-Season

    You may have finished up your 2016 harvest, or perhaps getting a jump start on planning for the 2017 growing season, but think twice before putting away your farm drone for the winter. Just because you’re not actively working in the field does not mean your quad-copter shouldn’t play an active role in your off-season operations. Here are some great ways you can use your farm ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • The Scoop on Shellfish Aquaculture

    The centerpiece of many culinary gurus''stunning' dishes, a shellfish’s journey often begins on a farm. Found on the coastal shores or in freshwater lakes, you’ll discover suspended shellfish aquaculture systems. Fixed on ropes, plastic trays or in mesh bags, these shelled, aquatic invertebrates are raised in a controlled environment ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Importance of Red Lenses in Hunting Lights

    Red lenses are essential accessories for hunters. The application of such lights can help individuals find predatory animals lurking around the area. Compared to night vision goggles, red lenses do not change the surrounding colors of the environment, resulting in a more immersive hunting experience. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Thiamethoxam: Assessing flight activity of honeybees foraging on treated oilseed rape using RFID technology

    This study was designed to assess homing behaviour of bees foraging on winter oilseed rape grown from seed treated with thiamethoxam (as Cruiser OSR) with one field drilled with thiamethoxam treated seed and two control fields drilled with fungicide‐only treated seed. Twelve honeybee colonies were used per treatment group, 4 each located at the field edge (on‐field site), at approximately 500m ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The nutritional assessment of GMOs before commercialisation, how to approach a comprehensive assessment

    Using the in vitro gas production technique - which evaluate nutritive value of ruminants feeds - the fermentation kinetics of genetically modified (GM) corn and the gas production of GM soybean were respectively faster and lower compared to their respective conventional counterpart, although the chemical composition were not affect by the genetic modification. Concerning the fate of vegetable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Economic dimensions and directions of animal disease policy

    Widely publicised incidents of transboundary animal diseases (TADs), devastating to local livestock industries, have occurred worldwide creating a greater awareness of the role of response policy selection on TAD spread risk and risk of initial introduction into previously disease free areas. In particular, drawing on past TAD outbreaks, the literature and the intrinsic characteristics of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Regulating the land application of manure from animal production facilities in the USA

    Water pollution from the land application of manure has been cited as an issue that needs to be addressed. Judicial challenges have forced the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to adopt additional controls governing concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). State agencies have also been directed to do more to minimize the risk of pollution from animal production. In developing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Let the kids go wild outdoors

    A number of international studies have shown that children in developed nations spend an average of 55 hours a week indoors using electronics. Even though this means that the youth in these countries are techno-savvy, it often results in them spending less and less time outdoors. How do we change this, and get our kids to experience the wonders of nature, develop creativity and learn to ...


    By green24

  • Genetic variability of seed sugar content in worldwide soybean germplasm collections

    Soluble sugar is an important quality trait in food-grade soybeans [Glycine max (L.) Merr.]. Desirable sugars such as sucrose, glucose, and fructose can help improve the taste and flavor of soyfood including tofu, soymilk, and natto; whereas oligosaccharides including raffinose and stachyose are indigestible by humans and animals and often cause flatulence or diarrhea. In this study, 241 plant ...

  • Hourly traffic volume estimation: radio frequency identification application

    With the growing development of Information Technology (IT), various advanced research technologies have been applied to collect useful information in the area of transportation science. The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system is one of ITs useful in transportation research. Specifically, traffic count and travel time can simply be obtained from the RFID reader installed on a probe ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Some socio-technical aspects of intelligent buildings and pervasive computing research

    Recent reports from the European Parliament Technology Assessment unit and the UK Information Commissioner's Office have highlighted the need for debate on how society should balance the convenience that new technology affords with the need to preserve privacy. To date, most of the debate has addressed the more visible aspects of technology and privacy such as surveillance cameras, ...

  • Molecular epidemiology of campylobacter jejuni populations in dairy cattle, wildlife, and the environment in a farmland area

    We describe a cross-sectional study of the molecular epidemiology of Campylobacter jejuni in a dairy farmland environment, with the aim of elucidating the dynamics of horizontal transmission of C. jejuni genotypes among sources in the area. A collection of 327 C. jejuni isolates from cattle, wildlife, and environmental sources in a 100-km2 area ...

  • How do self-employed Sami people perceive the impact of the EU and globalisation?

    Free trade agreements and the decrease of barriers to trade have facilitated international business in many parts of the world. Simultaneously, globalisation has been beneficial for many. For Sami people, there have been two sides of globalisation; while globalisation has brought an increase in technology and consumer goods, there has also been an increased need for cash, pulling people from ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Parallels in fungal pathogenesis on plant and animal hosts

    Fungi are important pathogens of plants and cause more significant yield losses than bacteria or viruses. However, bacteria and viruses are more important than fungi as pathogens of animals; indeed, whether or not a fungus even becomes pathogenic on an animal often depends on the immune status of the host. Until the rapid rise of opportunistic fungal infections in humans, pathogenicity mechanisms ...

  • Photoreceptor for curling behavior in peranema trichophorum and evolution of eukaryotic rhodopsins

    When it is gliding, the unicellular euglenoid Peranema trichophorum uses activation of the photoreceptor rhodopsin to control the probability of its curling behavior. From the curled state, the cell takes off in a new direction. In a similar manner, archaea such as Halobacterium use light activation of bacterio- and sensory rhodopsins to control the probability of reversal of the rotation ...

  • Qualitative Stakeholder Analysis for the Development of Sustainable Monitoring Systems for Farm Animal Welfare

    Continued concern for animal welfare may be alleviated when welfare would be monitored on farms. Monitoring can be characterized as an information system where various stakeholders periodically exchange relevant information. Stakeholders include producers, consumers, retailers, the government, scientists, and others. Valuating animal welfare in the animal-product market chain is regarded as a key ...


    By Springer

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