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A GEO-VISUAL ANALYTICS APPROACH to BIOLOGICAL SHEPHERDING: MODELLING ANIMAL MOVEMENTS and IMPACTS

KK Benke, F Sheth, K Betteridge, CJ Pettit, JP Aurambout

ISPRS Annals of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences | Published : 2012

Abstract

The lamb industry in Victoria is a significant component of the state economy with annual exports in the vicinity of $1 billion. GPS and visualisation tools can be used to monitor grazing animal movements at the farm scale and observe interactions with the environment. Modelling the spatial-temporal movements of grazing animals in response to environmental conditions provides input for the design of paddocks with the aim of improving management procedures, animal performance and animal welfare. The term "biological shepherding" is associated with the re-design of environmental conditions and the analysis of responses from grazing animals. The combination of biological shepherding with ge..

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