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  • Emerging technology for assessing the composition of livestock.

    Author(s) : Schofield, C. P.Tillett, R. D.McFarlane, N. J. B.Mottram, T. T.Frost, A. R.

    Author Affiliation : Silsoe Research Institute, Wrest Park, Silsoe, Bedford, MK45 4HS, UK.

    Author Email : paddy.schofield@bbsrc.ac.uk

    Editors : Cox, S.

    Book chapter; Conference paper : Precision livestock farming '05 2005 pp.273-279 ref.11

    Conference Title : ECPLF Proceedings. 2nd European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming.

    Abstract : The value of an animal for breeding, production or slaughter depends on its body compositionbody compositionSubject Category: Properties
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    (the distribution and relative amounts of fat and muscle). TechnologytechnologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    to measure or predict these variables would enable the producer to control them by regulating the animal's diet and to improve the selection of animals for breeding, production and for slaughter. This paper examines the progress that is being made in the development of technology for measuring or predicting live animal composition on the farm. This technology includes image analysisimage analysisSubject Category: TechniquestechniquesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , Methodologies and Equipment

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    , palpationpalpationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    and robotics for sensor placement.

    ISBN : 907699868X

    Record Number : 20053223040

    Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers

    Location of publication : Wageningen

    Country of publication : Netherlands

    Language of text : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : cattlecattleSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , pigspigsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , sheepsheepSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : body compositionbody compositionSubject Category: Properties
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    , body fatbody fatSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , domestic animalsdomestic animalsSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , image analysisimage analysisSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , livestocklivestockSubject Category: Organism Groups
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    , monitoringmonitoringSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , musclesmusclesSubject Category: Anatomical and Morphological Structures
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    , palpationpalpationSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , robotsrobotsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , sensorssensorsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , techniquestechniquesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , technologytechnologySubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , ultrasoundultrasoundSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : hogs, surveillance systems, swine

    Broader term(s) : BosbosSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , BovidaebovidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ruminantsruminantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ArtiodactylaartiodactylaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , mammalsmammalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , vertebratesvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ChordatachordataSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , Sus scrofasus scrofaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SussusSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SuidaesuidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , SuiformessuiformesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , OvisovisSubject Category: Organism Names
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