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Matthew J. Darr

Animal industry

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Implementation Of Controller Area Networks For Monitoring Of Animal Environments, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. Reza Ehsani Jan 2007

Implementation Of Controller Area Networks For Monitoring Of Animal Environments, Matthew J. Darr, Lingying Zhao, M. Reza Ehsani

Matthew J. Darr

Livestock and poultry industries play an important role in the food supply and economy of US agriculture. To meet the growing demand for food and to be economically competitive, animal production over the past decade has grown toward confined, highly concentrated, and large-scale facilities. While structural development and facility mechanization have enabled housing the growing number of livestock, environmental sensing and control have not seen similar growth. Scientific data on indoor environment control, air emissions, and effectiveness of mitigation technologies are limited but urgently needed. Measurement technology has been a limiting factor in the acquisition of sufficient data. Research is ...