Farms are increasing in size. For example, in Ireland they expect the average dairy herd to double in size in the next five years. However, there isn’t the necessary labour available to operate farms.
And with more automated milking dairies, farmers rely on their contact with their dairy cow to detect lameness, sickness and other signs. That means the farmer will have to rely on more high tech systems of animal monitoring such as sensor and reporting systems to keep track of animal behavior and condition.
The Agersens eShepherd will enable farmers to manage their beef and dairy cows with less labour – enabling them to automate the fencing and movement of cattle using their smartphone or tablet. Sensors and monitoring software on the eShepherd collar will enable farmers to get rapid alerts to illness, location and other issues.