By Harriette Halepis
To a farmer, livestock is irreplaceable. Unfortunately, keeping track of a large farm can be rather impossible. Animals wander off, become hurt or injured, and often lose their way. This tends to result in livestock that is lost for good, which can often cut into a farmer’s pockets.
Thanks to innovative GPS technology, it is now possible to track farm animals using GPS trackers. Small tracking devices can be placed around an animals’ neck of hooves, which makes it possible for farmers to use GPS tracking software to keep virtual eyes on their animals at all times.
Tracking Other Animals
As beloved as farm animals are to a dedicated farmer, other farm pets are also important. Many farmers own numerous herding dogs as well as farm animals. These dogs often act to herd sheep, protect the farm, and keep farm animals from wandering astray.
When a farm herding dog becomes lost or injured, the entire farm suffers as a result. Using GPS tracking technology, herding dogs can now be tracked. By placing a GPS-equipped collar onto a farm dog, farmers can ensure that these much endeared pets won’t be lost, stolen, or injured.
Ensuring a Safe Farm
There’s nothing more important to a farmer than keeping a farm safe from harm. While GPS tracking technology is defenceless against animal predators, it can help farmers to find animals that are missing. Up until this point, farmers were forced to rely upon instincts in order to ensure animal safety.
Now, with the help of GPS technology, it is possible to keep an eye on all farm animals at all times. With the installation of GPS software, farm owners can monitor animals from inside of their home at all hours of the day – particularly helpful during the evening hours.
Farming technology has come a long way from its humble beginnings. With the dawn of new farming equipment, newer tactics, and innovative ideas, farming has become a high-tech way of life. By utilizing GPS technology, famers can now control every single corner of their farm – even if those corners can’t be seen by the naked eye.
In addition, the addition of GPS technology on a farm can help farmers to cut back on employee costs. While some farms employ farmhands to monitor animals, this can now be done by using effective GPS technology.Google+