Research Precision livestock farming

Precision livestock farming consists in the application of information and communication technologies to continuously monitor each animal in a farm, in a fully automatic way. Retrieved information helps in management to fulfil the basic health and welfare requirements of livestock, to early detect problems, and to improve the efficiency of production systems. Many physical variables can be monitored using sensors like microphones, thermometer, accelerometers, inertial measurement units, among others. Data provided by the sensors need to be analyzed by ad-hoc algorithms to process data and retrieve the information to help in the management decisions.
The aim of this research line is to design, develop and implement algorithms based on signal processing and pattern recognition techniques for: i) animal foraging monitoring and ii) heat detection.

Team members

Leonardo Giovanini
Leonardo Rufiner
Diego Milone
Sebastián Vanrell
Leandro Bugnon
José Cheloti
Constanza Quaglia
Juan Carrique
Luciano Martinez Rau
Leandro Vignolo
Rafael Poos

Collaborators

Galli, Julio (Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)
Utsumi, Santiago (W.K. Kellogg Biological Station and Department of Animal Science, Michigan State University, United States)
Planisich; Alejandra (Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)
Almirón, Suyai (Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina)

Web demos

BUFAR: An online algorithm to extract detailed information of foraging behavior in grazing cattle.
RAFAR: A regularity-based algorithm designed for long-term analysis of foraging behavior in grazing cattle.

Selected publications

J. O. Chelotti, S. R. Vanrell, L. Rau, J. Galli, A. M. Planisich, S.A Utsumi, D. H. Milone, L. Giovanini, H. L. Rufiner
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 173 – 2020
J. Galli, D. H. Milone, C. Cangiano, C. E. Martínez, E. Laca, J. O. Chelotti, H. L. Rufiner
Bioacoustics, page 1-15 – 2019
J. O. Chelotti, S. R. Vanrell, J. Galli, L. Giovanini, H. L. Rufiner
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 145, page 83–91 – 2018
S. R. Vanrell, J. O. Chelotti, J. Galli, S.A Utsumi, L. Giovanini, H. L. Rufiner, D. H. Milone
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 151, page 392–402 – 2018
Nestor N. Deniz, J. O. Chelotti, J. Galli, A. M. Planisich, M. Larripa, H. L. Rufiner, L. Giovanini
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 138, page 167–174 – 2017
D. H. Milone, J. Galli, C. Cangiano, H. L. Rufiner, E. Laca
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 87, page 51–55 – sep 2012
D. H. Milone, H. L. Rufiner, J. Galli, E. Laca, C. Cangiano
Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, Volume 65, Number 2, page 228–237 – 2009