Managing Livestock With Active RFID

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The consolidation of dairy farms is resulting in larger herd sizes and farms, which can often mean increased labor costs and longer working hours. Due to the large herd sizes, farmers often have difficulty identifying each individual cow and tracking its health record. What’s more, farmers are under pressure to keep product costs low, thereby leaving a slim profit margin. GEA Farm Technologies, a division of Germany’s GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft, is providing farmers with a system that allows them to track the location and behavior of dairy cows, to enable farmers to better manage their herds. Learn how ultra-wideband (UWB) real-time location system (RTLS) tags are being used to pinpoint the precise location and activity of every individual animal, including its health and movement history, delivering an analysis of each individual animal in real time.