Feasibility test of a positioning system to measure grazing behaviour of goat kids

Georg, Heiko GND; Bender, Sophia GND; Ude, Gracia GND

To assess animal behaviour of goat kids on pasture, a real time positioning system, Ubisense 7000, was installed mobile and outdoors. One major goal of the study was to analyse time goat kids spent in functional areas like pasture, fodder hedges or hutch, the other goal was the feasibility of the positioning system regarding fixation at animals, accuracy and outdoor durability. Results show, that grazing periods happen even during the night, whereas fodder hedges were used only during daytime. Accuracy of the positioning concerning Euclidian geometry was around 15 cm, which is according manufacturer’s data.

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Georg, Heiko / Bender, Sophia / Ude, Gracia: Feasibility test of a positioning system to measure grazing behaviour of goat kids. 2012.

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