When it comes to integrating technology into your livestock operation, a recent poll shows that farmers are interested in investing in technology that will help them monitor their herd remotely.
Poll results showed that 46% of respondents were interested in remote monitoring technology and 23% were interested in adding technology for human resources/time tracking and managerial tasks.
Meanwhile, 15% voted for telemedicine and 15% for disease tracking.
Ultimately, producers want to invest in technology that will add benefit to their daily operations and help them make more money.
At noon CT on Tuesday, August 25, join Dan Thomson, DVM, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, and Aidan Connolly, CEO of Cainthus and president of AgriTech Capital, in “What Will Livestock Technology Look Like in the Face of COVID-19?” during Farm Journal Field Days.
Farm Journal’s PORK editor Jennifer Shike will be leading a discussion with these two industry experts about their take on technology in the face of COVID-19.
“What I tell people about technology is you may have a baby monitor, but you still need a mom,” Thomson explains. Technology helps livestock producers do their job better and allows them more insight into their operation.
Past crises remind us that it’s critical to act early and decisively to cut costs, grasp nettles and find ways towards new efficiencies, Connolly says.
“A crisis creates the impetus to address issues that will never be addressed when things are easier,” Connolly says. “What changes could you make to become more resilient? Technology offers extraordinary opportunities.”
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