Pilot monitoring of shipboard environmental conditions and animal performance

Project Code:  LIVE.0223

Year of Published: 2005

This project involved the use of temperature, relative humidity, ammonia level, wind speed and direction sensors on livestock vessels transporting sheep and cattle to the Middle East to more accurately record and store details of environmental conditions.

This project involved the use of temperature, relative humidity, ammonia level, wind speed and direction sensors on livestock vessels transporting sheep and cattle to the Middle East to more accurately record and store details of environmental conditions. A major outcome of the project was a database of environmental information and livestock performance that was available to validate/ re-calibrate the ‘Hot stuff’ modelling software.

Keywords: Sheep, Dairy, On-board/transport, Transport, Heat stress/Ventilation

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