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Title: GPS livestock tracking: an opportunity for a coordinated approach to research, development and extension
Contributor(s): Trotter, Mark  (author); Swain, David (author); Lamb, David  (author)
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: GPS tracking devices have been available as a research tool for many years, however, their use for livestock research has been limited by the high unit cost coupled with the requirement for adequate distribution amongst a herd or flock. In the last few years the development of low-cost, GPS chips has resulted in a growth of research activity, especially as researchers take advantage of the developments in GPS technology in allied industries, for example mobile phone telecommunications. Simple store-on-board systems have provided the main platform for GPS livestock tracking to date, however there are GPS and telemetry systems currently being developed that will, in the future provide real-time location data and integration with other sensors at a price appropriate for herd/flock-wide deployment in livestock industries.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 13th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Armidale, Australia, 10th - 11th September, 2009
Conference Details: 13th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia, Armidale, Australia, 10th - 11th September, 2009
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Symposium on Precision Agriculture in Australasia: GPS Livestock Tracking Workshop Papers & Abstracts, p. 64-64
Publisher: Precision Agriculture Research Group, University of New England
Place of Publication: Armidale, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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