Digital Belts Around Neck To Track Fitness Of Cows | Vadodara News

Vadodara/ Anand: Kamlesh Pandya, a dairy farmer in Shili village of Anand’s Umreth taluka, is aware of a day or two upfront when one in all his cows will fall sick. An Israeli expertise helps dairy farmers in India’s milk cradle Anand know observe the well being of their animals upfront.
Like health bands or trackers which are rage amongst well being freaks nowadays, cows within the milkshed space of Anand are outfitted with digital belts which are tied round their necks.
Based on the motion of the cows, the chip-enabled belts alert the house owners in addition to Amul Dairy’s devoted name centre in Anand if the bovine is prone to fall sick.
What’s extra? Telecom service suppliers are seeing a market on this phase because the belt relays info on cellphones of farmers . A few them have already approached Amul Dairy which has set a goal of overlaying one lakh animals inside the subsequent one 12 months.
“Usually, when one sees a cow, you hardly notice that it’s sick. But with this expertise, I get an alert on my cell phone if my cow is prone to take unwell within the subsequent couple of days. On checking the temperature, you notice that it’s having excessive temperature. This is the most important good thing about this expertise. I can begin offering them therapy earlier than they fall sick making certain their speedy restoration,” stated Pandya, who has been operating the dairy farm since 2008.
The largest benefit is that the farm house owners get a notification when their animals is in silent warmth (sexually receptive). It ensures that synthetic insemination (AI) is completed on time and the animal turns pregnant directly,
A dairy farmer incurs lack of almost Rs 15,000 a 12 months if such silent warmth cycles go undetected.
Amul Dairy’s managing director Amit Vyas, stated, “Like fit-bits in your fingers assist you understand how the variety of strolling steps or pulse charge, this digital belts/ trackers assist us know whether or not the animal is consuming and ingesting correctly, whether or not it’s transferring or not. It additionally has knowledge of when the animal received pregnant or had a miscarriage.”
“The Israeli expertise has been modified to go well with Indian circumstances and surroundings as landholding of our dairy farmers is much less. We are focusing on 10,000 digital belts of which 3,200 have been commissioned. Our goal is to cowl one lakh animals inside one 12 months,” stated Vyas.
Amul Dairy officers have been shocked when a high telecom participant lately approached them to enter into an settlement. “They are seeing 10,000 shoppers which can finally flip right into a subscriber base of 1 lakh,” he stated.
Currently, a dairy farmer spends Rs 5 per day per animal in the direction of one digital tracker tied on the neck of his animal. “Eventually, as volumes go up and we evolve the expertise additional, we need to convey down this price to Rs 1 per day per animal,” he stated.

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