Precision dairy farming in Australasia: adoption, risks and opportunities


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Dairy farm management has historically been based on the experiential learning and intuitive decision-making skills of the owner-operator. Larger herds and increasingly complex farming systems, combined with the availability of new information technologies, are prompting an evolution to an increasingly data-driven 'precision dairy' (PD) management approach. Automation, and the collection of fine-scale data on animals and farm resources, via precision technologies can enhance efficiency and decision making on dairy farms. The proportion of dairy farmers using this approach is relatively...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Technology; Management; Vocational education and training; Workforce development

Keywords: Technological change; Skill development; Skill needs; Capacity building

Geographic subjects: Australia; New Zealand; Oceania

Published: Clayton, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing, 2013

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Journal title: Animal production science

Journal volume: 53

Journal number: 9

Journal date: 2013

Pages: pp. 907-916

Conference number: 5th

Date: 2012

Place: Melbourne, Victoria

ISSN: 1836-0939, 1836-5787 (online)

Statement of responsibility: J. Jago, C. Eastwood, K. Kerrisk, I. Yule

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 133.75

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