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 today’s life. For example, we use technology in the 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 realtime. In other words, the internet is converting into real-time technology usually named as the 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.
The livestock industry is one of the beneficiaries of IoT for real-time management solutions. Farmers are taking advantages of the 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.