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Tech on the Farm: Using Automation to Streamline Processes in Non Traditional Places

Technology seems to have made its way into a place where traditional methods reign supreme: the farming sphere.

With a plethora of animals, crops, and more, it makes sense that implementing very specialized technology into the farm would help to streamline certain aspects of day-to-day farming.

A recent article by Farm Journal details this shift and how new infrared technology is making its way onto the farm.

“Obtaining rectal temperatures on sow farms is very time consuming and because of that, Kaci Way, a DVM student at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, said it can often drop in priority on the farm’s to-do list.

She decided to study if infrared technology could help by revealing quicker and more simplified locations to ascertain body temperatures. 

“My research revealed that infrared thermometers can be used to obtain rectal temperatures at the perineal location when using a Braun® No Touch & Forehead Thermometer,” Way said during Clinical Cases and Problem-Solving Skills by DVM Students at the 2022 Allen D. Leman Swine Conference.

Her study also revealed when looking at rectal temperatures between 100 and 103° Fahrenheit, the relationship between touch perineal and touchless perineal temperatures is nearly linear with an R2 of 0.51 and a correlation of 0.79. 

“On average, perineal temperatures were 0.75 degrees Fahrenheit lower than rectal temperature readings. Rectal temperature can be estimated by adding 0.75 degrees Fahrenheit to perineal temperature readings,” she said. 

She also developed a formula to use to obtain a more precise reading, converting infrared contactless temperature to rectal temperature: (contactless perineal, °F + 24.01)/1.23.”

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Technology really gives every person and business venture the power to make processes easier and more efficient, while also saving time.

Using infrared technology to obtain important information about animals on a farm is a great example of finding an issue and using software to correct it.

Like on the farm, your business has problems and areas where technology can easily be used to alleviate these struggles.

Find your specific problem areas and use automation tools to solve them.

Automation helps you to save time, money, and energy, all while giving your business better results than you could have achieved on your own.

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