The rising global demand for animal products and the growing public concerns about the environment and animal welfare require dairy farms to improve their efficiency and apply more sustainable farming systems. Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) could represent a valuable support in addressing these challenges. In recent years, dairy farms have been modernising and introducing new sensors and automatic systems for managing the herd. However, the diffusion of new technologies in Italian dairy farms is still limited and farmers are reluctant to invest in precision systems. The aim of the study was to investigate the presence of PLF tools in Italian dairy farms, the motivations, benefits and limits of technological investments from the farmers' point of view and the factors affecting the diffusion of technology. From November 2020 to June 2021, an online questionnaire was distributed and 52 responses were obtained. About 79% of the farms were located in Lombardy. The...
Diffusion of precision livestock farming technologies in dairy cattle farms.
A. Sandrucci, Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Milan, 20122 Milan, Italy. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bianchi, M. C., Bava, L., Sandrucci, A., Tangorra, F. M., Tamburini, A., Gislon, G., Zucali, M.; Diffusion of precision livestock farming technologies in dairy cattle farms.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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