Application of Precision Livestock Farming for Improved Goat Management and Production

  • Deepika Sharma Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
  • Jayati Mishra Assistant Professor, Department of Forensic Science, School of Sciences, JAIN (Deemed-to-be University), Karnataka, Bangalore, India
  • Nibedita Talukdar Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Assam down town University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Keywords: Sensors, grazing animals, precision livestock farming (PLF), livestock applications


The rising economies of South America and Asia, which have also experienced an increase in the consumption of animal products, are substantially responsible for the increased nutritional needs of the world's population over the last four decades. As a result, the scale and management of animal production systems have significantly increased. Since grazing animals are frequently raised in herds, the producer's capacity to personally evaluate each animal is constrained by labor and financial constraints. Alive and Well Livestock The use of sensors and computer algorithms in real-time continuous monitoring and control systems for agriculture helps producers better understand the needs of individual animals while also spotting problems early. These include uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAVs), robotic weighing scales, RFID sensors for tracking individual animals' behavior and body temperatures, virtual fencing for managing herds and grazing, robotic weighing scales, geographic information systems (GIS) for assessing and improving pastures, robotic weighing scales, and virtual weighing scales. Despite the availability of some commercial products, mainly for cattle, social, economic, and cultural constraints, as well as a dearth of suitable technological infrastructure, limit the adoption of these systems. In addition to providing recommendations for additional study and improvements to precision livestock farming (PLF) adoption and application in contemporary large-scale livestock systems, this paper outlines PLF systems and uses for grazing animals.


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How to Cite
Deepika Sharma, Jayati Mishra, & Nibedita Talukdar. (2023). Application of Precision Livestock Farming for Improved Goat Management and Production. Revista Electronica De Veterinaria, 24(2), 461 - 470. Retrieved from