Tami M. Brown-Brandl, Ph.D., is an agricultural engineer at the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s Meat Animal Research Center. Dr. Brown-Brandl works in the area of animal environment and animal stress/well-being, from an engineering perspective, and has published 118 peer-reviewed journal articles.
“Precision management farming is going to transform how we are managing facilities, but we are never going to remove the caretakers. My hope is that we can make the caretakers more effective.”Tami M. Brown-Brandl, Ph.D
Top Quotes From Dr. Tami Brown-Brandl
- “When we use a depth camera we can actually predict the weight really accurately and weights that you typically take on a scale are not nearly as accurate as you would hope they would be.”
- “Precision management farming is going to transform how we are managing facilities, but we are never going to remove the caretakers. My hope is that we can make the caretakers more effective.”
- “An engineer has a different thought process than an animal scientist. An animal scientist likes to know why things happen and wants to understand all of the details. An engineer takes a completely different approach because they just want to solve the problem. You need both.”
What can you expect to learn from this episode of Popular Pig?
- You will get to hear an engineers perspective on the swine industry
- You will learn about precision livestock farming/management
- You will learn about computer vision and its capabilities in the swine industry
- You will learn how the dairy industry leverages precision livestock management
- You will receive Dr. Tami Brown-Brandl’s “Golden Nugget”
Learn more about: Dr. Tami Brown-Brandl