Tech writer Sascha Brodsky at Lifewire wrote a terrific feature story about how wireless tech is automating production on beef and dairy farms.
- Dairy farmers are increasingly using broadband technologies to track their herds, but high-speed internet access can be hard to come by in some rural areas.
- Technology that dairy farmers use includes devices that can track how much time a specific cow in their herd spends lying down versus how much time they spend moving.
- Beef cattle can be traced by Bluetooth with a new technology that promises to track local producers’ livestock from pasture to plate.
“Everyone wants to know where their food comes from, what care was given to the animal, the food miles it traveled, and how locally that meat was raised. It’s clear that informed consumers will pay a premium for a product they can trust,” said Melissa Brandao, HerdDogg’s founder.
“The problem is that the Big Meat industry is not set up to provide that information. The system in place today is structured to channel all meat through a monolithic operation that obscures provenance details from consumers and diverts profit from ranchers. We want to fix that.”
Check out the feature over on Lifewire.