The suggestion to place video cameras on all farms across Victoria has been labelled "totally unworkable" and "impractical" by North East farmers.
The Law Institute of Victoria suggested the option of CCTV to "improve transparency" within their submission to the parliamentary inquiry into the impact of animal rights activism on Victorian agriculture.
But the questions of "who will monitor them" and "who bares the cost" were raised at the final hearing in Wangaratta on Wednesday by farmers and former politicians David Evans and Bill Baxter.
Mr Baxter's family runs a farm in the North East and said it was impractical to be putting closed circuit cameras around the property.
"I have five shearing shed and seven sheep yards, are we to put cameras everywhere?" he said.
"Who is going to monitor them and more importantly who is going to make the judgement about what the film shows?"
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For cattle farmer Mr Evans, said the person who wrote the submission "has no understanding of how a farm works".
"With the experience I have had I regard myself as a tribal elder in my community and it is important to give our side of the story," he said.
"It doesn't matter where you go and what you do in society there are things that shouldn't occur that do.
"But that is not an excuse to go an interfere or an excuse to put up cameras everywhere to capture everything.
"Who is going to pay for it all?"
Mr Baxter recalled a memory where he was shearing with his father and a employee wanted to take a "cute lamb" home to their child.
"I remember being extremely concerned, not so much for the welfare for the lamb, but also about the ewe, the mother would be searching for the lamb for days before she concluded that is disappeared," he said.
"The fact that I still remember it after 50 years indicates farmers, by and large, want to look after the animals."
Northern Victoria MP Tim Quilty, who sat on the economy and infrastructure committee, said evidence from all sides of the debate will form part of the recommendations.
They are due to meet again in December before issuing the final report in February, 2020.