The Wonderful World of Technology

We’re all aware of how technology makes certain aspects of farming more convenient, and these days nearly everyone has a smartphone.  Here’s an article from the New York Times about a Swiss dairy farmer who is taking smart phone technology to the next level!  This farmer receives text message from his cows when they’re in estrus!

This technology resembles a CIDR of sorts.  Each impliment detects internal signals of coming into head, and has a corresponding sensor attached to the cow’s neck which detects signals of increased motion commonly associated with cycling.  When heat is detected, the sensor around the neck sends a text message to tell the farmer which is cow is ready to breed.  How nifty is that?

Here’s a link to the article:

…and here’s a picture of the Swiss farmer and one of his cows!


In Sisterhood,

Analena Simmons


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