Precision Livestock Farming

Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) can be defined as the management of livestock farming by continuous automated real-time monitoring of the health and welfare of livestock and the associated impact on the environment. The benefits associated with PLF are far reaching: improved animal welfare, improved profitability, improved product quality, minimised adverse environmental impacts and reduced use of antibiotics through preventive health measures. Importantly PLF can also improve a farmer’s quality of life.

In conjunction with The Prince’s Countryside Trust and the National Federation of Young Farmers, Innovation for Agriculture will be holding workshops around the country throughout 2017 and 2018 discussing Precision Livestock Farming and holding on-farm demonstrations of the latest technologies in use.