By Sidney Cox
Precision cattle offers modern medical effects from world wide study, box stories and useful program. It includes peer-reviewed papers that have been offered on the "1st ecu convention on Precision farm animals Farming". The papers concentrate on physiological id and tracking of animals, on farm and in transit, and at the operation of automated milking structures. significant targets are safe equipment of animal id for traceability, animal welfare and hygiene. the industrial and healthiness results of imposing precision cattle husbandry are featured in lots of of them. this primary convention was once held in parallel with the "4th eu convention on Precision Agriculture" - the hyperlinks among either applied sciences have been drawn and the potential interactions among them have been proven for the 1st time. the aptitude is to combine either applied sciences to surround the full farm. Peer-reviewed papers from the "Precision Agriculture convention" are provided in a spouse complaints, "Precision Agriculture"
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On a regular basis the personal computer holding the milking-database transmitted the new collected records to the farmers association (APA-PZ) for their storage. O. Box 449, Mapleton, OR 97453). Mathematical models for the cow lactation curve To use the cow lactation curve for statistical purposes in order to control and improve farm production it is necessary to build empirical or mathematical models that allow the mean lactation curve of the farm to be obtained in relation to each cow and even to its number of parities; this allows each cow’s lactation curve to be compared with the farm mean lactation curve for the prediction of stressed cows.
Traditionally, livestock management has been based on the judgement and experience of the stockman who has to estimate the likely effects of any action. This leads to dilemmas. A change of diet may increase growth rate and enable a delivery date to be met, but will the increased feed cost be justified, and will the change of diet make the animal too fat? Such dilemmas arise because each of the individual processes is controlled separately. The connections between the various aspects of process management need to be strengthened through the development of integrated management systems, which control simultaneously more than one, and ideally all, interrelated processes involved in livestock production.
Most livestock production control systems operate like this. In the case of rearing animals for meat, the input is a desired growth rate; the controller is the farm manager; the actuator is the nutrition supply system; the process is the animal; and the output is the resulting growth rate. However there are many factors (eg disease, or unfavourable environment) which may prevent the animals from achieving their potential, and targets will be missed. This is a general problem with open-loop control systems; the output is free to drift.