Smart agriculture technologies assist farmers in improving all areas of agricultural productivity, including asset tracking, smart irrigation, soil moisture monitoring, and much more. LoRaWAN stands out because of its comprehensive coverage in rural regions, extended battery life, and multiple applications that help farmers make better decisions and improve their operations.
People have always depended on intuition, collective knowledge, and sensory cues to make good animal production decisions since man began domesticating animals thousands of years ago. This has aided us in making significant progress in animal farming and agriculture thus far. Animal farming might become more centralized, large-scale, and efficient due to rising food demand and advancements in smart technologies. LoRaWAN has the potential to revolutionize the way we raise animals.
IoT Solutions for Animal Farming Problems
By increasing the number of animals in a system, farmers may optimize their essential costs and minimize their output costs. However, most animal farming systems now need some amount of physical involvement. Feed rates are assessed, illnesses are identified and treated, and productivity is monitored. This restricts the number of animals that may be cared for. IoT solutions solve complex problems in animal farming, such as monitoring animal welfare and location on large areas, reducing farm time and labor requirements while increasing production outputs, animal welfare, and sustainability standards.
Halter reduces farmers’ workload with their novel solution for moving and managing cows, including a solar-powered collar and smartphone app. The solution automatically directs cows around the property, sets virtual fences, detects heat, and sets automatic drafting of a cow.
Smart farming GPS Ear Tag by mOOvement allows tracking and finding the cattle (or any other animal) across large distances, even without mobile coverage, thanks to LoRaWAN. The Ear Tag transmits the animal’s position, sending important information about their whereabouts and their behavior.
Halter and mOOvement use The Things Stack to implement these solutions: a secure and scalable LoRaWAN Network Server developed by The Things Industries. With cutting-edge features, full support, and high security of LoRaWAN for both devices and networks, it ensures competitive success for its users.