Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) promises to replicate at scale, the care usually provided by farmers who know their animals.
This suite of current and developing technologies has the potential to address many problems facing modern farms.
Many underexamined concerns still exist around PLF, some of which are common to many new technologies, and others of which are more specific to these technologies being implemented on farms with humans and nonhuman animals.
Though these concerns are not a sufficient reason to abandon PLF, they ought to be considered more carefully by everyone working on developing, implementing, or legislating these technologies.
Ian Werkheiser, Technology and responsibility: a discussion of underexamined risks and concerns in Precision Livestock Farming, Animal Frontiers, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2020, Pages 51–57, https://doi.org/10.1093/af/vfz056
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