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Wireless sensor network for cattle monitoring system

Wu, T. and Goo, S.K. and Kwong, K.H. and Michie, C. and Andonovic, I. (2009) Wireless sensor network for cattle monitoring system. In: Anforderungen an die Agrarinformatik durch Globalisierung und Klimaveränderung. Referate der 29. GIL-Jahrestagung. Universitat Trier, pp. 173-176. ISBN 978-3-88579-236-9

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This paper describes a cost effective Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technology for monitoring the health of dairy cows. By monitoring and understanding the cow individual and herd behaviour, farmers can potentially identify the onset of illness, lameness or other undesirable health conditions. However, the WSN implementation needs to cope with various technical challenges before it can be suitably and routinely applied in cow management. This paper discusses results concerning data transportation (i.e. mobility) from the cow mounted sensory devices.