USING GPS AND GIS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION

C. Swensson, A. Herlin

SLU, Sweden

christian.swensson@jbt.slu.se

 

GPS and GIS are beginning to common in agricultural production, especially in crop production. However, there are several examples of the use of GPS and GIS in livestock production. For instance, there are a lot of problems finding cows on large pastures. To solve that problem, the cows are equipped with a transmitter which makes it possible for the cowboys to find their cows. The equipment is also used in research to study the movements of the cows on pasture.

In the presentation other examples of using GPS and GIS in livestock production are presented.