Friday, January 11, 2019

Livestock Management In Real Time

Technology is a flourishing entity. It is continuously impacting or changing the ways we adopted  before  in  order  to  manage  our routine works. Technology has penetrated in almost every aspect of our today’s life. For example we use technology in food industry, aviation, agriculture, business, shopping etc. With every passing day it is pushing the world to a whole new level where we can accomplish our tasks with more efficient and faster techniques.

After  the  innovation  of  internet  technology, today we have become able to control or manage  many  things  in  real  time.  In  other words internet is converting into real-time technology  usually  named  as  internet  of  things  (IoT).  Real-time  management  is  a process  of  continuously  analyzing  and  evaluating  the  data.  One  advantage  of  it,  an administrator  can  detect  an  uninviting  activity  as  soon  as it happens and can stop it before any further damage.

Livestock  industry  is  one  of  beneficiaries  of  IoT  for  real time management solutions. Farmers are taking advantages of internet to administer various parameters of livestock in real-time. Mostly a wireless sensor network system is used to collect data of various parameters such as hatchery temperature, information about feed, animal health, light intensity  in  poultry  etc.  Administrators  of  the  farms  can  use  mobile  phones  or  other gadgets to access the database of main controlling unit from some remote location. This activity  not  only  increases  the  productivity  but  saves  cost  too.  Hence  it  is  more profitable.

Below  we  highlight  some  of  prime  benefits  of  IoT  that  help  farmers  to  manage aforementioned parameters

Health Management :
IoT sensors can be used to monitor the health of the livestock. Usually the wearables are used which monitor heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate. This data is sent to farmer’s device to get an alert in case of any unusual variation or sign of sickness. So farmer can take appropriate action about particular animal.

Another  location  based  tracking  sensors  help  farmers  to  locate  sick  animals.  It  is especially  helpful  when  animals  are  raised  in  pastures.  Wearable  IoT  sensors  send real-time location of an animal who leaves the herd or not moving due to sickness. 

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