Fitness tracker for cows to help farmers

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and agtech startup Ceres Tag have created a new type of ‘fitbit’ to help farmers to keep track of where their livestock are and what they are doing.

The new technology, which takes the form of a smart ear tag, produces similar data to that delivered by consumer smart watches.

Using the device farmers can track where their herds graze, if an animal has escaped or been stolen, and even unusual movements which could indicate an animal is giving birth or sick.

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