The livestock sector is one of the oldest branches of farming. Livestock farming provides for more than one-third of human protein needs and is also a major source of income in many developing countries. Be it poultry farming, dairy farming, cattle ranches, or other livestock-related agribusinesses, technological intervention has resulted in higher productivity and an efficient system of functioning.
Livestock production is one of the most important sectors in terms of global food production. More than 1.3 billion people depend on livestock for their livelihood, among which 600 million of them are poor farmers, according to a 2013 study. Livestock farming is one of the major sources of income for the majority of the rural households in African nations like Malawi, Tanzania, Niger, Ethiopia to name a few. India has the largest cattle inventory in the world followed by Brazil and the US, in 2020. India leads the global milk production standing at 196.18 million tonnes of milk being produced in 2019, but the average annual milk yield of Indian cattle is 1,172 kg, which is only about 50% of the global average.
Similarly, in developing countries in Europe, data shows that over 71% of the EU agricultural land is being used to feed livestock and maintaining them becomes a challenge. Exports of livestock products are concentrated in fewer than ten countries and regions, particularly Australia and New Zealand (dairy and sheep), the EU (dairy and pork), America (beef, poultry, pork and dairy products) and Brazil (beef and poultry). All of these share a common challenge of not having a customisable
SmartFarm Plus, the futuristic technological upgrade to the existing farm management solutions, has redefined smart farming across all agricultural sectors, and livestock farming is no exception. With the all-new SmartFarm Plus, agribusinesses can now have a unified, one-stop platform for integrating all technologies implemented towards the solution. What does the SmartFarm Plus have in store for livestock management? We’re about to find out.
⦁ Smart livestock management is the capability to integrate the data from sensors and let you monitor input frequency of feed to cattle. The input frequency can be monitored using sensory integrations.
⦁ Track, identify and create custom made segregation plans for livestock on a single platform
⦁ Each stage and factor of livestock maintenance and management like vaccination, nutrition, weight etc, can be mapped into separate plans and individually monitored to ensure that there are no discrepancies or missing out on important information.
Dairy and Animal Protein:
Dairy farmers can benefit from the technological upgrade that SmartFarm Plus offers. The yield estimation that SmartFarm Plus predicts based on sensory input data from the cattle is actionable for further decision making. The feed input frequency can be set for the animals to ensure the right usage of resources and overfeeding is avoided. The quality of feed can also be analysed so that the quality of output from the animal is at the expected standards.
Livestock is one of the major sources of human protein in the world. Meat production can be efficiently monitored and managed using SmartFarm Plus for livestock businesses. From recording inputs, feeds and monitoring vaccinations to yield predictions and disease alerts, SmartFarm Plus acts as a smart tech companion for all your livestock-related needs.
Segregation based on each animal and customised plans can be created using SmartFarm Plus. This means individual monitoring and output estimation can be done accurately. The plans can be created based on various factors like nutrition, vaccination, yield expectation, health, etc. Quantity of milk obtained can then be determined and SmartFarm Plus can trace it back to the farm through traceability.
The input feed to the animal can be monitored and regulated based on the plan. Each animal can be registered and the record of that animal can be maintained on the individual/customised plans. This also can ensure good quality of feed being fed so that the output quality is maintained up to standards. The platform can handle shed level operations to collectively monitor hundreds of cattle and sheep. Sensory information can be integrated on SmartFarm Plus and this gives the user access to all important data being monitored such as weight, health, nutritional value, vaccination dates, disease alerts, etc, all under one umbrella.
SmartFarm Plus is designed to integrate within the already existing tech implementations on the farm to provide a smooth configuration and streamline the processes. Be it plants, cattle or fish, SmartFarm Plus is a one-stop solution for all the needs of management, monitoring and advisory in the agri-ecosystem.
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