Farmers utilize IoT sensors to observe the health of their farm animals
Farmers have implemented IoT sensors to support them in evaluating the well-being of their animals. Sensors are ingested by farm animals to track their temperature, pH levels, mastication and movement patterns.
The data generated by the sensors indicates the warning signs of possible sickness. The device can save farmers money as ailing animals can be identified early; thus, veterinarians can restrict the administration of expensive medication. Furthermore, animals, which are treated early, can be returned to the herd.
By analysing movement and mastication data, farmers can estimate when newborns are conceived and improve the chances of insemination. They can also prepare for the birth of newborns three to thirty-six hours before.
These IoT sensors were developed by smaXtec, which is an Austrian tech company. The CEO claimed that the company received positive feedback from farmers who stated that the device bolstered their revenue and increased the health of their farm animals. Furthermore, the CEO asserted that the sensors produce data that diminishes workload and increases efficiency.
smaXtec is working together with AT&T to expand IoT connectivity to twenty-five nations across the globe such as the UK, US and New Zealand. AT&T region president of EMEA & LATAM proposed that AT&T’s global network facilitates IoT applications to generate invaluable data from animals, which can save farmers time and expenses. The region president continued to say that the scalability of AT&T’s IoT connectivity allows farmers to track their animals remotely.