Smarter Livestock Farming

Precision Livestock Farming

SRUC is a leading centre for development and application of new technology to improve livestock farming outcomes. Through applied research and more specific product based research, SRUC has already been deeply involved in development of new products.

  • Science
  • Mechanisation
  • Agriculture
  • Research
  • Translation

New sets of technologies and ideas are evolving to automatically collect data, with development work needed to interpret this data to improve management.

Much of this is technology led but requires considerable development and research so the management applications can move into practice.

SRUC’s Smarter Livestock Farming technology in practice have involved significant interactions with small technology companies and some significant grant awards. The current lead is held through a series of projects using various technologies to collect both scientific data and latterly to use as real and potential management tools.

How are we SMART?

SRUC’s Precision Livestock Farming technology in practice have involved significant interactions with small technology companies and some significant grant awards. The current lead is held through a series of projects using various technologies to collect both scientific data and latterly to use as real and potential management tools.

You can find smarter livestock farming being done in SRUC:

Current Projects

Further Information

Prof Alistair Stott

Interim Vice Principal Research

Address: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG

Telephone: 0131 535 4023

Fax: 0131 535 4345

E-mail: alistair.stott@sruc.ac.uk

Dr Tony Waterhouse

Address: Easter Howgate, Penicuik, Midlothian EH26 0PE

Telephone: 01315354011

E-mail: tony.waterhouse@sruc.ac.uk