More generally over a dairy property there are a lot of areas where IoT sensors can be a huge help in managing the farm. Connected Farms offer our AgTech as a service to allow you to pick and choose the functions you need when you need it. Often dairy farms are large and remote – that’s why Connected Farms AgTech as a service is a great choice – you just tell us what you need to monitor and we will install the best devices and use the best connectivity solution to connect it. We use our own IoT networks and satellite solutions for the more remote areas.
For your grass growth and If growing your own stored feed (hay/silage) then we can help with solid moisture sensors if you have it under irrigation (and fertication) and solutions to enable the precision application of fertilisers.
Connected Farms offers in our IoTaas solutions on cow tail sensors to let you know when calving is going to start and also collars/ RFID wearables for heat detection (to optimize AI etc) or record when the animal has been covered by the bull.
Remote and lone worker communications are often an issue in dairy – and for many farmers and contract milkers having people out on their own in remote country is a huge liability risk if something goes wrong. We have a range of solutions for that starting with a simple and low cost communicators that pair with a smart phone to allow send and receive of text and email messages and – critically- have an emergency calling function that geolocates your position and will summon help 24/7 all year round. Connected Farms also offer an on vehicle on the move solution that is a satellite device that creates a Wi-Fi “bubble” around the vehicle for 30 to 50m which phones, tablets and laptops can connect to (in fact any device that connects by Wi-Fi can use it) to allow voice calling, test, email and full internet access – so better than a satellite phone.