Semtech LoRa Technology Enables Real-Time Cattle Health Monitoring

Quantified Ag, a company specializing in IoT cattle tracking and cattle health solutions, has implemented Semtech’s LoRa devices and Technology into its smart cattle tags for advanced health monitoring. Quantified Ag’s devices are implemented in feedlots in the U.S. and Australia.

According to Vishal Singh, CEO of Quantified Ag, Semtech’s LoRa Technology allows them to respond much faster to cattle disease than conventional techniques. Communications throughout the day from an individual animal’s smart ear tag minimize the delay from when the animal contracts an illness to when it starts showing symptoms, which improves a cattle producer’s business model and increases productivity. The company has thus seen significant results in increased efficiency.

Quantified Ag’s LoRa-based hardware collects data continuously – 24 hours a day, every day – allowing feedlot workers to detect and respond to anomalies in a cow’s behavior and vitals. Each sensor measures body temperature and activity, and the data is sent to the Cloud for analysis in real-time or stored for trend reports. Applications scan the data for outliers such as a cow showing reduced mobility or elevated body temperature, which could be signs of disease. Feedlot workers are then notified of the anomaly, and can act quickly to prevent disease from worsening or spreading.

Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology is a widely adopted long-range, low-power solution for IoT that gives telecom companies, IoT application makers and system integrators the feature set necessary to deploy low-cost, interoperable IoT networks, gateways, sensors, module products, and IoT services worldwide. IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN specification have been deployed in over 100 countries and Semtech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, the fastest growing IoT Alliance for Low Power Wide Area Network applications.

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