Route planning reduces the costs of animal transportation: Animal welfare versus economics
2007 (English)In: XIII International Congress in Animal Hygiene, June 17–21, 2007, Tartu, Estonia: Animal Health, Animal Welfare and Biosecurity, Volume 1 / [ed] A. Aaland, 2007, 1044-1048 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Animals are more stressed on long transport routes with stops at many farms. The positions of farms and abattoirs are the basic properties that set the limits for route planning. Mobile abattoirs can reduce the cost of transportation and increase the welfare for the animals. The trade-offs between welfare and profit can be reduced by effective route planning. We have, by computer simulations, investigated how trade-offs differs between areas in Sweden and in general landscapes. The general results are applicable to any area and hence for animal transportation in general.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 1044-1048 p.
Animal transport, route optimization, 1/f noise, DFT, cost, animal welfare
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-76358ISBN: 978-9949-426-30-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-76358DiVA: diva2:514084
International Congress in Animal Hygiene, June 17-21, Tartu, Estonia