A sensor capable of scanning the farm fields from the sky
It is a system attachable to a drone that takes pictures of crops from the air
This sensor helps milk farmers control the status of their cows without moving from their home
Following smart agriculture sensors comes one that controls the status of cows.
To manage a milk farm is one of the toughest jobs in the primary sector. Farmers must supervise cows to ensure the quality of produced milk from dusk till late into the night. But now, with the help of the Internet of Things-based HealthyCow solution introduced by SCR Dairy, these habits may change, and though they will continue to check the well-being of their livestock first thing in the morning, they may as well do it conveniently from their bed through their smartphone.
We are speaking of a collar with built-in movement sensors and microphones capable of monitoring the behaviour of the cows and their ruminating time. The system sends alerts to the farmer’s smartphone when activity increases, which may mean, for instance, that the animal is in heat; or decreases, which could indicate some kind of health issue.
This information allows the farmer to enhance milk production, reduce birth risks or monitor cow health status, thus avoiding trips to the facility in the small hours and, therefore, saving precious time.
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