Modern technologies are being actively implemented in agriculture, helping farmers to automate routine processes with maximum convenience. One of such solutions is cattle tracking.
Cattle tracking helps to protect your animals from theft, injury and natural disasters.
In addition to tracking movements and cattle count, the system allows you to track the most frequent areas of cattle’s stay for further walking planning and searching for the best pastures and territories.
The equipment used based on LoRaWAN technology effectively monitors and transmits data to the cloud over very long distances. In addition, due to the trackers’’ low power consumption, they work much longer and do not require a cellular connection.
How does the cattle tracking system work?
Trackers are attached to the animal in the most convenient way, most often it is a collar. Data from the tracker is received by LoRaWAN gateways, which depending on the terrain are installed at a distance of 8 to 30 km. Gateways can be connected to the Internet via satellite.
The cloud-based software displays the data collected by the gateways, providing tools to analyze the movement of animals over long distances.
The tracker uses a GPS positioning system and sends the location coordinates to the IoTNet server via the LoRaWAN wireless network every 60 minutes by default.
Additionally, the tracking system can be retrofitted with RFID tags using Bluetooth Low Energy technology, which allows to monitor the presence of almost every head of cattle near the main tracker in the herd.
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