UNH Brings Mobile Technology to the Dairy Farm
New technology like drones, cloud computing and smartphones have the potential to transform many aspects of the agricultural industry. The University of New Hampshire Agricultural Experiment Station has harnessed mobile technology to developed a more efficient way for farmers to monitor pregnant cows during the night.
They created a non-invasive sensor that attaches to a cow’s tail and sends a text message to a UNH employee when the cow goes into labor. It does this by measuring tail movement that is associated with a cow having contractions.
The device was covered in a great article on Fosters.com.