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Changing interventions in farm animal health and welfare: a governmentality approach to the case of lameness (2022)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Mahon, N., Clark, B., & Proctor, A. (2023). Changing interventions in farm animal health and welfare: a governmentality approach to the case of lameness. Journal of rural studies, 97, 95-104. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.12.004

Lameness is a significant health and welfare issue in farmed animals. This paper uses a governmentality approach, which focuses on how a problem is made governable, to examine an emerging ‘ecology of devices’ introduced to intervene in, and attempt t... Read More about Changing interventions in farm animal health and welfare: a governmentality approach to the case of lameness.

Reconfiguring animals in food systems: an agenda for research (2022)
Book Chapter
Holloway, L. (2022). Reconfiguring animals in food systems: an agenda for research. In C. L. Sage (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Food Systems (129-146). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781800880269.00015

This chapter aims to review key aspects of the reconfiguration of farmed animals in contemporary livestock agriculture, and to use that review to develop an agenda for ongoing research into how animals are transformed as they are caught up in the com... Read More about Reconfiguring animals in food systems: an agenda for research.

Living with cows, sheep and endemic disease in the north of England: embodied care, biosocial collectivities and killability. (2022)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Mahon, N., Clark, B., & Proctor, A. (2022). Living with cows, sheep and endemic disease in the north of England: embodied care, biosocial collectivities and killability. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486221105878

This paper engages with debates surrounding practices of care in complex situations where human and non-human lives are entangled. Focusing on the embodied practices of care involving farmers, their advisers and cows and sheep in the North of England... Read More about Living with cows, sheep and endemic disease in the north of England: embodied care, biosocial collectivities and killability..

What are the priority research questions for digital agriculture? (2022)
Journal Article
Ingram, J., Maye, D., Bailye, C., Barnes, A., Bear, C., Bell, M., …Wilson, L. (2022). What are the priority research questions for digital agriculture?. Land use policy, 114, Article 105962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105962

There is a need to identify key existing and emerging issues relevant to digitalisation in agricultural production that would benefit from a stronger evidence base and help steer policy formulation. To address this, a prioritisation exercise was unde... Read More about What are the priority research questions for digital agriculture?.

Exploring farmers’ understanding of and responses to endemic animal health and welfare issues in the UK (2021)
Journal Article
Mahon, N., Clark, B., Proctor, A., & Holloway, L. (in press). Exploring farmers’ understanding of and responses to endemic animal health and welfare issues in the UK. Veterinary Record, Article e941. https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.941

Background: This paper uses two endemic health conditions to explore farmer understandings of and responses to livestock health and welfare issues. Methods: The findings are based on a survey of 42 livestock farmers in the north of England, exploring... Read More about Exploring farmers’ understanding of and responses to endemic animal health and welfare issues in the UK.

Exploring the human-animal-technology nexus: power relations and divergent conduct. The example of automated dairy farming. (2021)
Book Chapter
Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2021). Exploring the human-animal-technology nexus: power relations and divergent conduct. The example of automated dairy farming. In A. Hovorka, S. McCubbin, & L. Van Patter (Eds.), A Research Agenda for Animal Geographies (55-68). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788979993.00010

This chapter develops an agenda for discussing less-than-convivial more-than-human relations. It reviews existing work on such relations before developing a terminology of ‘divergent conduct’ aiming to better express such relationships. The chapter u... Read More about Exploring the human-animal-technology nexus: power relations and divergent conduct. The example of automated dairy farming..

Geographies of Food: An Introduction (2021)
Book
Kneafsey, M., Maye, D., Holloway, L., & Goodman, M. (2021). Geographies of Food: An Introduction. London: Bloomsbury Publishing

What is the future of food in light of growing threats from the climate emergency and natural resource depletion, as well as economic and social inequality? This textbook engages with this question, and considers the complex relationships between foo... Read More about Geographies of Food: An Introduction.

Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking (2019)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2019). Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking. Geoforum, 104, 212-221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.04.030

This paper begins to develop a terminology for discussing less-than-convivial more-than-human entanglements. The paper reviews existing work on such relations, showing how they tend to have been conceptualised in terms of animal transgression and res... Read More about Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking.

Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity? (2019)
Journal Article
Holloway, L. (2019). Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity?. Journal of rural studies, 69, 19-29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2019.04.013

This paper responds to claims that smallholders in the UK farming landscape present a biosecurity threat to commercial farming, by exploring smallholders’ perspectives on animal health and their practising of biosecurity, studied through focus group... Read More about Smallholder knowledge-practices and smallholding animals: threats or alternatives to agricultural biosecurity?.