Development of an automatic cow body condition scoring using body shape signature and Fourier descriptors.

@article{Bercovich2013DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an automatic cow body condition scoring using body shape signature and Fourier descriptors.},
  author={Angelina Bercovich and Yael Edan and Victor Alchanatis and Uzi Moallem and Yisrael Parmet and H. Job Honig and Elliot N. Maltz and Aharon Antler and I. Halachmi},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 12},
  pages={8047-59}
}
Body condition evaluation is a common tool to assess energy reserves of dairy cows and to estimate their fatness or thinness. This study presents a computer-vision tool that automatically estimates cow's body condition score. Top-view images of 151 cows were collected on an Israeli research dairy farm using a digital still camera located at the entrance to the milking parlor. The cow's tailhead area and its contour were segmented and extracted automatically. Two types of features of the… CONTINUE READING