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Dr. Jeffrey Bewley Dairy Housing and Analytics Specialist, Alltech E-mail: INTRODUCTION Across the globe, the trend toward fewer, larger dairy operations continues.  Dairy operations today are characterized by narrower profit margins than in the past, largely because..
Kyeong-Hwan Lee1, 2 1 Department of Rural & Biosystems Engineering, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea 2 Agricultural Robotics & Automation Research Center, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea E-mail: ABSTRACT The global agriculture and food industry are facin..
Shozo Arai1, Hironao Okada 2, and L. Mattias Andersson1 1 National Institute of Animal Health, National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Kannondai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan 2 Sensing System Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), ..
Miki Sakatani Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NARO, Japan E-mail: ABSTRACT Proper reproductive management, breeding and calving is essential for the good farm management. Recently the conception rate of cattle is decreasing. One reason is the weak estrous beha..
Ilan Halachmi, Harel Levit, Victor Bloch Laboratory for Precision Livestock Farming (PLF), Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Centre, Rishon LeZion 7505101, Israel; E-mail: ABSTRACT The number of animals per a ..
Robert E Paull, and Nancy Jung Chen1 1 Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, US America E-mail: ABSTRACT Production data for most new and expanding tropical fruits is rarely ..
Delphine Larrousse1, C. George Kuo2, Pepijn Schreinemachers1, Marco C.S. Wopereis2 1World Vegetable Center, P.O. Box 1010 (Kasetsart), Bangkok 10903, Thailand; 2World Vegetable Center, P.O. Box 42, Shanhua, Taiwan george.kuo@w..
Atamurat Datov Ph.D. Student, Institute of Environmental Engineering, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, Taiwan Yuan-Chung Lin Distinguished Professor, Institute of Environmental Engineering National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung 804, TaiwanINTRODUCTION Asian countries cul..