Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour

CQUNIVERSITY'S precision livestock management research team is one step closer to predicting and detecting calving events in extensive grazing herds using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).

Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour Research closes in on satellite detection of calving behaviour

Dr Thomas Williams is leading a research project which uses smart collars on cows to monitor behaviour and movement. Picture courtesy University of Queensland.

The research team's work, which uses GNSS collars on cows, has confirmed isolation behaviour in cattle in the lead up to a calf being born.

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