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Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Wilkinson, K., & Bear, C. (2014). Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms. Agriculture and human values, 31(2), 185-199 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-013-9473-3

Robotic or automatic milking systems (AMS) are novel technologies that take over the labor of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Because robotic milking involves the replacement of 'conventional' twice-a-day milking mana... Read More about Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms.

Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2014). Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding. Social & cultural geography, 15(1), 1-22 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2013.851264

This paper focuses on the production of aesthetic ‘truths’ in UK livestock breeding, drawing on detailed qualitative research with breeders and breed societies. It extends emerging interest in the aesthetic in human geographical research, examining h... Read More about Viewing animal bodies : truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding.

Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Bear, C., & Wilkinson, K. (2014). Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming. Journal of rural studies, 33, (131-140). doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.01.006. ISSN 0743-0167

Robotic milking machines are novel technologies that take over the labour of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Replacing ‘conventional' twice-a-day milking managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the... Read More about Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming.

Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2014). Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities. Journal of rural studies, 33, 150-160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2012.10.003

Cattle and sheep breeders in the UK and elsewhere are increasingly being encouraged to use a variety of genetic technologies to help them make breeding decisions. The technology of particular interest here is 'classical' statistical genetics, which u... Read More about Genetics and livestock breeding in the UK: Co-constructing technologies and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities.


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