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An investigation of cow feeding behavior using motion sensors


Bishop-Hurley, G and Henry, D and Smith, D and Dutta, R and Hills, J and Rawnsley, R and Hellicar, A and Timms, G and Morshed, A and Rahman, A and D'Este, C and Shu, Y, An investigation of cow feeding behavior using motion sensors, Proceedings of the 2014 IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, 12-15 May 2014, Montevideo, Uruguay, pp. 1285-1290. ISBN 978-1-4673-6385-3 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/I2MTC.2014.6860952


An experiment to study the impact of supplements upon the feeding behavior of dairy cattle was conducted at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) Dairy Research Facility. Collar systems with 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer were fitted to individual cows to infer their feeding behavior. We describe the solutions applied to correct for sensor data issues, and then provide some preliminary analysis associated with developing behavior models using multivariate time series data.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:feeding behavior, activity, pasture, supplements, dairy
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Animal production
Research Field:Animal nutrition
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Livestock raising
Objective Field:Dairy cattle
UTAS Author:Hills, J (Dr James Hills)
UTAS Author:Rawnsley, R (Dr Richard Rawnsley)
ID Code:94147
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Deposited On:2014-09-01
Last Modified:2015-03-30

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