The Growth in Wearable Technology in Farming

Last year, I wrote about an interesting project that aimed to develop a kind of Fitbit for cows. The study from the University of Calgary, fitted cows with accelerometers to detect activity levels, and therefore the health of the cattle. The hope is that this will provide an early warning for diseases.

It’s clearly an idea with merit, because a 2nd team, this time from Cornell, are undergoing a similar study. They’ve developed a device that contains a two-inch tag that allows farmers and...

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