With the introduction of the Internet of Things, every human on the planet is now connected, and the technology is now heading towards connecting animals and items. The internet of cattle, also known as ‘smart cattle,’ is a concept in which cattle are fitted with sensors that collect data and assess whether they are sick, missing, trapped, or dead, as a result of IoT.
Several sensors are included in this device, including a GPS for location monitoring, an accelerometer for disease diagnosis, and a temperature sensor to assess whether the cattle are alive or dead. Herds can now be connected to the cloud using smart cattle and drones as mobile base stations, which can also send information via photographs.
Drivers and Constraints in the Smart Cattle Market
Smart cattle have sensors that can identify whether or not a cow is dead, which is important because dead cattle can spread disease to other animals. This aids farmers in increasing the efficiency of their agriculture business by preventing injury to other animals. Drone images can also provide information on the herd, such as the quality of pasture forage or the number of calves born recently. The adoption of smart cattle in the industry is being driven by the efficiency attained in the agriculture business in terms of information and time.
The smart cattle market’s growth is hampered by a lack of qualified workers in the agriculture and farming industries, as well as the expensive cost of investing in new technologies. The adoption of new technology is further hampered by unfamiliarity with it.
The market for Smart Cattle: A Competitive Analysis
BT Group, Vital Herd, Inc., PTC, True North Technologies, DairyMaster, Moocall Ltd., AfiMilk, Ltd., AgVis, SCR Dairy, and Microsoft Corporation are among the market’s major participants.