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Title: Does wearing remote monitoring technologies alter livestock behaviour in extensive grazing systems?
Contributor(s): Cronin, Greg M (author); Williams, Lauren R (author); van der Smagt, Niki E (author); Bush, Russel D (author); Trotter, Mark (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: The use of GPS and accelerometers to facilitate indirect measurement of livestock behaviour is becoming more common. However, caution is required to ensure that wearing the respective equipment does not alter behaviour. Two experiments investigated the behaviour of cattle (n=12 Angus heifers aged 8 months) and sheep (n=8 Merino wethers aged 2-4 years) wearing a UNEtracker GPS unit (PARG, Armidale) attached to the neck via a collar and an IceTag3D accelerometer (IceRobotics, UK) attached to the rear leg via a Velcro strap.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Spatially Enabled Livestock Management Symposium, held in conjunction with the Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg) Conference: Diverse Challenges, Innovative Solutions, Surfers Paradise, Australia, 29th September, 2011
Source of Publication: Book of Abstracts of the Biennial Conference of the Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture (SEAg), p. 88-88
Publisher: Australian Society for Engineering in Agriculture
Place of Publication: Barton, Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 070104 Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling
HERDC Category Description: E3 Extract of Scholarly Conference Publication
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