A NEW TOOL FOR BETTER CALF TRANSPORT
Thousands of U.S. dairy calves travel cross-country at very young ages each year. Now, a pair of Canadian entrepreneurs has launched a new technology to raise the level of comfort for farm animals in transport.
“Transport Genie” is an electronic sensor relying on artificial intelligence to monitor the micro-climate of loaded livestock trailers. The system uses the internet of things (IoT) to monitor the environment inside livestock trailers during loading, in transit, and in packing plant holding zones.
The data collected by Transport Genie monitor a broad range of conditions inside of trailers, including temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, ammonia, vibration, and surface temperature. Users can set thresholds for these factors at desired levels. If those levels are exceeded, the system automatically alerts the driver and any other manager who wants to receive the information.