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March 2017, Volume 4, 1, pp 1-7

Mechatronics and Precision Livestock Farming in Mexican Animal Production

Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete

Jaime Cuauhtemoc Negrete 1

  1. Independent researcher on issues of agricultural mechatronics .Graduate in Agrarian Autonomous Antonio Narro University. Postgraduate in Faculty of Agronomy Eliseu Maciel of UFPel, Brazil 1

Pages: 1-7

DOI: 10.18488/

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Article History:

Received: 16 February, 2017
Revised: 04 April, 2017
Accepted: 10 May, 2017
Published: 07 June, 2017


For México, the base projection shows that the demand for this meat grows at rates faster than the production, reason why an increase in the imports in the long term is expected. The base projection shows that purchases abroad will reach a level close to 390 thousand tons in 2018.In Mexico, the deficit in the milk market is  complemented by imports. For 2009, an import of 1.0 billion liters is estimated and in 2018 these are hoped to fall to 946 million liters [1]. According to these projections makes it necessary to analyze the pressure for increased food production of animal origin, leading to review technologies applied in the rest of the world to carry out such an increase, a technology is the application of mechatronics to animal production, which is also known as livestock farming precision. Being the objective of the present article the revision of the state of the art in the world and in Mexico of this technology. In Mexico it is possible to increase the productivity of Livestock Farming,  if the  decision to guide and formed human capital and training are taken at all three levels ; Bachelor , Masters and Ph D ,  to the research and  application of livestock mechatronics, results in developed countries so it evidence Mexico cannot be  left behind in this regard , besides that is the only way to increase food production, applying mechatronics in animal production .So previously treated the perspectives for the precision  animal production in the country are very big.

Contribution/ Originality
The Precision livestock farming is important in the social and economic environments of Mexican animal production and has been Kept in oblivion for many   years . Being that at present, as verified by the mentioned references is the only way to alleviate the needs of animal food in the country. This paper provides the first overview of the Precision Livestock Farming and the application of mechatronics to animal production in Mexico.


Mechatronics, Precision livestock farming, Mexico, Animal production, Breeding-Mechatronization Breedtronics.



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