New ‘FitBit for cows’ tracks livestock health, lets farmers know when cows are sick

by | Feb 20, 2018

Digital Trends’, Aliya Barnwell, featured Quantified AG in her article and likened our system to a Fitbit for cattle. Check out her full article here: New ‘FitBit’ for cows’ tracks livestock health, lets farmers know when cows are sick.

Digital Trends’ post reviews how humans are not the only species who’s data can be tracked and put to good use. There are 29 million beef cattle in the U.S., and more than half of them are in feedlots. One of every five cattle in a feedlot display symptoms that they’re not feeling so good. Cowboys rely on their expertise to find these animals and treat them, a task that is easier said than done. Cattle naturally hide their weaknesses because they want to stay safe from predators. It’s this behavior that makes it difficult for cowboys to pick out animals that need to be treated, no matter their level of experience. This is where our system comes into play. In this article, you’ll learn why Digital Trends compares our system to FitBit and how our technology will be a tool used for better cattle production in the future.

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