Research Spotlight – Evaluating the uses of geofencing under field conditions

Reprinted as posted on Swine in Minnesota blog. Adopted from November 12, 2021 Bob Morrison’s Swine Health Monitoring Project Friday rubric

Key Points

  • The vertically integrated structure of swine production and the network among swine facilities allow important swine pathogens to spread within and between production sites.
  • This study assessed the use of geofencing technology to monitor personnel movements within multisite production systems.
  • Social network analysis indicate that employees in administrative and technical support roles are an important consideration with respect to increasing indirect connections between sites of different production phases.

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