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Exploring farmer and advisor lameness management behaviours using the COM-B model of behaviour change (2024)
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Clark, B., Proctor, A., Mahon, N., & Holloway, L. (2024). Exploring farmer and advisor lameness management behaviours using the COM-B model of behaviour change. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 11, Article 1258906. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2024.1258906

This paper applies the COM-B framework to farmer and farm advisor understandings and responses to lameness in sheep, beef, and dairy systems. It reflects on how farmers' and advisors' capability, opportunity, and motivation (COM-B) influence lameness... Read More about Exploring farmer and advisor lameness management behaviours using the COM-B model of behaviour change.

Interspecies encounters with endemic health conditions: co-producing BVD and lameness with cows and sheep in the north of England (2023)
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Holloway, L., Mahon, N., Clark, B., & Proctor, A. (2024). Interspecies encounters with endemic health conditions: co-producing BVD and lameness with cows and sheep in the north of England. Sociologia ruralis, 64(2), 180-201. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12458

This article focuses on the relationships between people and farmed nonhuman animals, and between these animals and the farmed environments they encounter, in the enactment of interspecies endemic disease situations. It examines how the nonhuman embo... Read More about Interspecies encounters with endemic health conditions: co-producing BVD and lameness with cows and sheep in the north of England.

The application of a sentiment analysis approach to explore public understandings of animal agriculture (2023)
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Mahon, N., Holloway, L., Clark, B., & Proctor, A. (2023). The application of a sentiment analysis approach to explore public understandings of animal agriculture. Journal of rural studies, 103, Article 103127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103127

Ideas about farming are important components of consumers' value judgements about the foods they purchase and consume. Nevertheless, a divide exists between public perceptions and the realities of agricultural practices. We take a novel approach, usi... Read More about The application of a sentiment analysis approach to explore public understandings of animal agriculture.

Changing interventions in farm animal health and welfare: a governmentality approach to the case of lameness (2022)
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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.

Living with cows, sheep and endemic disease in the north of England: embodied care, biosocial collectivities and killability. (2022)
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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)
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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)
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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.

Beyond resistance: geographies of divergent more-than-human conduct in robotic milking (2019)
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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)
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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?.

From experience economy to experience landscape: The example of UK trail centres (2017)
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Gibbs, D., & Holloway, L. (2018). From experience economy to experience landscape: The example of UK trail centres. Area, 50(2), 248-255. https://doi.org/10.1111/area.12366

The information, practices and views in this article are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). © 2017 Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Th... Read More about From experience economy to experience landscape: The example of UK trail centres.

Bovine and human becomings in histories of dairy technologies: robotic milking systems and remaking animal and human subjectivity (2017)
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HOLLOWAY, L., & BEAR, C. (2017). Bovine and human becomings in histories of dairy technologies: robotic milking systems and remaking animal and human subjectivity. BJHS Themes, 2, 215-234. https://doi.org/10.1017/bjt.2017.2

This paper positions the recent emergence of robotic or automatic milking systems (AMS) in relation to discourses surrounding the longer history of milking technologies in the UK and elsewhere. The mechanisation of milking has been associated with se... Read More about Bovine and human becomings in histories of dairy technologies: robotic milking systems and remaking animal and human subjectivity.

Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm (2016)
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Bear, C., Wilkinson, K., & Holloway, L. (2017). Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm. Society & animals : social scientific studies of the human experience of other animals, 25(3), 225-256. https://doi.org/10.1163/15685306-12341405

This paper explores the potential for developing less anthropocentric approaches to researching human-nonhuman relations through visual ethnography, critically examining the potential for conceptualising nonhuman animals as participants. Arguing that... Read More about Visualising human-animal-technology relations : fieldnotes, still photography and digital video on the robotic dairy farm.

Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems (2015)
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Butler, D., & Holloway, L. (2016). Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems. Sociologia ruralis, 56(4), 513-530. https://doi.org/10.1111/soru.12103

This paper draws on research exploring robotic and information technologies in livestock agriculture. Using Automatic Milking Systems (AMS) as an example we use the work of Bourdieu to illustrate how technology can be seen as restructuring the practi... Read More about Technology and restructuring the social field of dairy farming : hybrid capitals, ‘stockmanship’ and automatic milking systems.

Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities (2015)
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Bear, C., & Holloway, L. (2015). Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities. Geography compass, 9(6), 303-315. https://doi.org/10.1111/gec3.12217

Rural areas have long been spaces of technological experimentation, development and resistance. In the UK, this is especially true in the post-second world war era of productivist food regimes, characterised by moves to intensification. The technolog... Read More about Country life: agricultural technologies and the emergence of new rural subjectivities.

Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms (2013)
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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)
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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)
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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.01.006

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)
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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.

Contesting Genetic Knowledge-Practices in Livestock Breeding: Biopower, Biosocial Collectivities, and Heterogeneous Resistances (2012)
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Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2012). Contesting Genetic Knowledge-Practices in Livestock Breeding: Biopower, Biosocial Collectivities, and Heterogeneous Resistances. Environment and planning. D, Society & space, 30(1), 60-77. https://doi.org/10.1068/d2911

Cattle and sheep breeders in the UK and elsewhere increasingly draw on genetic techniques in order to make breeding decisions. Many breeders support such techniques, while others argue against them for a variety of reasons, including their preference... Read More about Contesting Genetic Knowledge-Practices in Livestock Breeding: Biopower, Biosocial Collectivities, and Heterogeneous Resistances.

Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding (2010)
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Holloway, L., Morris, C., Gilna, B., & Gibbs, D. (2011). Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding. Agriculture and human values, 28(4), 533-547. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-010-9298-2

This paper examines the discourses and practices of pedigree livestock breeding, focusing on beef cattle and sheep in the UK, concentrating on an under-examined aspect of this – the deselection and rejection of some animals from future breeding popul... Read More about Choosing and rejecting cattle and sheep: changing discourses and practices of (de)selection in pedigree livestock breeding.

Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities (2009)
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Holloway, L., Morris, C., Gilna, B., & Gibbs, D. (2009). Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities. Transactions - Institute of British Geographers, 34(3), 394-407. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-5661.2009.00347.x

Genetic techniques have become increasingly prevalent in livestock breeding, associated with new types of knowledge-practice and changes in the institutional and geographical relationships related to animal husbandry. This paper examines the value of... Read More about Biopower, genetics and livestock breeding: (re)constituting animal populations and heterogeneous biosocial collectivities.

Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life (2008)
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Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2008). Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life. Geoforum, 39(5), 1709-1720. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2008.03.006

This paper focuses on the burgeoning application of genetic techniques in livestock agriculture, examining how these are changing livestock breeding knowledge-practices and the representation of animal life. Conventional livestock breeding relies on... Read More about Boosted bodies: genetic techniques, domestic livestock bodies and complex representations of life.

Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects (2007)
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Holloway, L. (2007). Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects. Environment and planning. D, Society & space, 25(6), 1041-1060. https://doi.org/10.1068/d77j

Recent representations of human-animal relationships in farming have tended to focus on human experience, and to essentialise animal subjectivity in granting them a centred subjectivity akin to that assumed to be possessed by humans. Instead, this pa... Read More about Subjecting cows to robots: farming technologies and the making of animal subjects.

Possible food economies: A methodological framework for exploring food production-consumption relationships (2007)
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Holloway, L., Kneafsey, M., Venn, L., Cox, R., Dowler, E., & Tuomainen, H. (2007). Possible food economies: A methodological framework for exploring food production-consumption relationships. Sociologia ruralis, 47(1), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9523.2007.00427.x

Modes of food production-consumption defined as 'alternative' have received considerable academic attention, with studies exploring both their potential for contributing to rural development strategies and the opportunities they provide for counterin... Read More about Possible food economies: A methodological framework for exploring food production-consumption relationships.

Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock (2007)
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Holloway, L., & Morris, C. (2007). Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock. Life Sciences, society and policy, 3(2), 82 - 98. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-5354-3-2-82

This paper explores the analytical relevance of Foucault’s notion of biopower in the context of regulating and managing non-human lives and populations, specifically those animals that are the focus of livestock breeding based on genetic techniques.... Read More about Exploring biopower in the regulation of farm animal bodies: genetic policy interventions in UK livestock.

Researching European 'alternative' food networks: Some methodological considerations (2006)
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Venn, L., Kneafsey, M., Holloway, L., Cox, R., Dowler, E., & Tuomainen, H. (2006). Researching European 'alternative' food networks: Some methodological considerations. Area, 38(3), 248-258. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4762.2006.00694.x

Recent European literature on 'alternative' food networks (AFNs) draws heavily upon an apparently accessible and diverse body of non-conventional food networks in the agro-food sector and whilst researchers frequently refer to individual examples of... Read More about Researching European 'alternative' food networks: Some methodological considerations.

Managing sustainable farmed landscape through 'alternative' food networks: a case study from Italy (2006)
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Holloway, L., Cox, R., Venn, L., Kneafsey, M., Dowler, E., & Tuomainen, H. (2006). Managing sustainable farmed landscape through 'alternative' food networks: a case study from Italy. The Geographical journal, 172(3), 219-229. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4959.2006.00205.x

This paper focuses on a case study of an 'alternative' food network based in the Abruzzo National Park, Italy, to explore how ideas of sustainable farmland management can be expressed through broader understandings of developing networks of care conc... Read More about Managing sustainable farmed landscape through 'alternative' food networks: a case study from Italy.

Aesthetics, genetics, and evaluating animal bodies: locating and displacing cattle on show and in figures (2005)
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Holloway, L. (2005). Aesthetics, genetics, and evaluating animal bodies: locating and displacing cattle on show and in figures. Environment and planning. D, Society & space, 23(6), 883-902. https://doi.org/10.1068/d59j

In this paper I examine intertwined modes of bodily evaluation and genetic understanding evident in relation to 'modernising' tendencies in contemporary agriculture, using a case study of pedigree cattle breeding. These modes afford different perspec... Read More about Aesthetics, genetics, and evaluating animal bodies: locating and displacing cattle on show and in figures.