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Smart farming with sensors in livestock pens

Monitoring of humidity, temperature and light intensity in livestock pens

Successful breeders use smart farming for a variety of applications, for example to ensure that their livestock is kept in the best possible conditions. This includes monitoring temperature, humidity and levels of lighting in large sheds and regulating the climate in individual pens. In addition to this, digital farming can be used to control ammoniac concentrations.

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Wireless sensor technology enables digital farming

Our wireless sensors are a simple way to keep track of key parameters. No data cable is required and the sensors are battery operated, meaning that they can be fitted and moved around without the expense and effort of installing cabling. This flexibility is ideal for obtaining information on issues such as why animals avoid or prefer certain areas in their pen. Using smart farming to monitor the climate in a pen is no longer a complex undertaking. Farmers can quickly recognize any deviations in the optimum climate and respond accordingly – an important factor in successful breeding.
Data recorded by the sensor is transmitted to a central processing unit using wireless M-Bus technology. The CPU can be either an LTE device which also communicates wirelessly (MC100 WMBUS terminal) or a wireless M-Bus Ethernet gateway. In both cases the CPU gathers data and forwards it to a server or makes it available locally via a dashboard. An alarm feature which is triggered if threshold values are exceeded can also be implemented.