Benchmarking to drive improvements in extensive beef cattle welfare: a perspective on developing an Australian producer-driven system
Contributor(s):: Salvin, H. E., Monk, J. E., Cafe, L. M., Lee, C.
What is a lion worth to local people - quantifying of the costs of living alongside a top predator
Contributor(s):: Jacobsen, K. S., Sandorf, E. D., Loveridge, A. J., Dickman, A. J., Johnson, P. J., Mourato, S., Contu, D., Macdonald, D. W.
Goats are able to adapt to virtual fencing; A field study in commercial goat herds on Norwegian farms
Contributor(s):: Eftang, Silje, Vas, Judit, Holand, Øystein, Bøe, Knut Egil
Preliminary study on the application of robotic herding to manipulation of grazing distribution: Behavioral response of cattle to herding by an unmanned vehicle and its manipulation performance
Contributor(s):: Anzai, Hiroki, Sakurai, Hina
Changes in the behaviour before normal calving to predict its onset in Mediterranean buffaloes heifers
Contributor(s):: Lanzoni, L., Chincarini, M., Giammarco, M., Fusaro, I., Iannotta, M., Podaliri, M., Contri, A., Gloria, A., Vignola, G.
Thermal comfort and behavior of beef cattle in pasture-based systems monitored by visual observation and electronic device
Contributor(s):: Barreto, Andréa do Nascimento, Barioni Junior, Waldomiro, Pezzopane, José Ricardo Macedo, Bernardi, Alberto Carlos de Campos, Pedroso, André de Faria, Marcondes, Cintia Righetti, Jacintho, Manuel Antônio Chagas, Romanello, Narian, Sousa, Marco Antônio Paula de, Nanni Costa, Leonardo, Garcia, Alexandre Rossetto
Is seeing still believing? Leveraging deepfake technology for livestock farming
| Contributor(s):: Neethirajan, S.
Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...
A Review of Welfare Indicators of Indoor-Housed Dairy Cow as a Basis for Integrated Automatic Welfare Assessment Systems
| Contributor(s):: Lisette M.C. Leliveld, Giorgio Provolo
For on-farm welfare assessment many automatic methods have been developed to detect indicators of reduced welfare. However, there is still a need to integrate data from single sources to obtain a complete picture of the welfare of an animal. This review offers a basis for developing integrated...
Accelerometer derived rumination monitoring detects changes in behaviour around parturition
| Contributor(s):: Chang, Anita Z., Fogarty, Eloise S., Swain, David L., García-Guerra, Alvaro, Trotter, Mark G.
Monitoring cattle for parturition is a labour-intensive task that is often not feasible in extensive environments. On-animal sensors, however, provide a means of remotely monitoring animals, without the labour requirements of traditional observation. This paper explores the use of a rumination...
Environmental values and Americans' beliefs about farm animal well-being
| Contributor(s):: Mark, Suchyta
Noseband sensor validation and behavioural indicators for assessing beef cattle grazing on extensive pastures
| Contributor(s):: Raynor, Edward J., Derner, Justin D., Soder, Kathy J., Augustine, David J.
Advances in on-animal sensor technologies to monitor location and activity have enhanced the ability to study foraging decisions of free-ranging herbivores. Sensors monitoring jaw movements that quantify ingestive behaviours, such as the RumiWatch (RW) noseband sensor system, have primarily been...
Assessment of meat-type sheep welfare using animal-based measures
| Contributor(s):: M'Hamdi, N., Darej, C., Attia, K., Guesmi, H., Znaidi, I. E. A., Bouraoui, R., M'Hamdi, H., Marzouki, L., Ayadi, M.
The Perceived Value of Behavioural Traits in Australian Livestock Herding Dogs Varies with the Operational Context
| Contributor(s):: Jonathan Early, Elizabeth Arnott, Bethany Wilson, Claire Wade, Paul McGreevy
This study investigated the value that handlers and breeders assign to various behavioural traits in Australian livestock herding dogs. Data were obtained from 811 handlers and breeders through the ‘Australian Farm Dog Survey’. Respondents were asked to consider dogs within four...
Livestock and local development: Going to a new human-animal relationship
| Contributor(s):: Jean François Tourrand, Laurent Dobremez, Benoit Dedieu, Guillaume Duteurtre, M. G. Piketty, P. Lescoat, B. Hubert
Along the past ten years, the French National Agency for Research (ANR) has financed projects regarding livestock. Results of five projects were gathered to understand the long-term livestock trends. At the end of the 19th century, animal breeding was oriented towards the production of goods to...
A Survey of Italian Dairy Farmers' Propensity for Precision Livestock Farming Tools
| Contributor(s):: Fabio Abeni, Francesca Petrera, Andrea Galli
A targeted survey was designed with the aim of describing the diffusion of precision livestock farming (PLF) tools in one of the most intensive dairy farming provinces in Italy. Technicians at the Provincial Breeder Association of Cremona interviewed 490 dairy farmers and obtained data...
"HerdGPS-Preprocessor"-A Tool to Preprocess Herd Animal GPS Data; Applied to Evaluate Contact Structures in Loose-Housing Horses
| Contributor(s):: Salau, J., Hildebrandt, F., Czycholl, I., Krieter, J.
Compartmentalization of Animals: Toward an Understanding of How We Create Cognitive Distinctions between Animals and Their Implications
| Contributor(s):: Amiot, Catherine E., Lépine, Olivier, Zaky, Julie
The behaviour of housed dairy cattle with and without pasture access: A review
| Contributor(s):: Charlton, Gemma L., Rutter, S. Mark
With more dairy cows being housed indoors, for at least part of the year, it is important to understand how housing impacts on ‘normal behaviour’ and the implications for cow welfare. For cows on pasture, nutritional requirements and climatic conditions are the major concerns, whilst indoor...
Location of supplementary feed and water troughs on the sward affects movement and spatial distribution of Brahman cattle (Bos indicus)
| Contributor(s):: Solano, Jaime, Averós, Xavier, Clemente, Neftalí, Aguirre, Virginio, Estevez, Inma, Orihuela, Agustín
The grazing dynamics of animals differ depending on whether they are raised on rangeland or sward areas. Grazing patterns of cattle raised on rangeland can be modified by the location of supplement feed and water troughs. However, no information about the use of this strategy is available for...
Pet dog management practices among a representative sample of owners in Victoria, Australia
| Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Mornement, K., Bennett, P. C.
It is often assumed that pet dogs experience better welfare than livestock production animals because many owners consider them to be members of the family and, collectively, spend billions of dollars on them annually. However, this assumption is not based on scientific evidence, and a...