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British Farm Moo-ves into New Tech with 5G Collars on Cows


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Dairy cattle wearing 5G smart collars.

Researchers in the U.K. are testing next-generation 5G mobile technology aimed at helping make dairy farming more efficient.

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Researchers at the Agricultural Engineering Precision Innovation Center in the U.K. are testing next-generation 5G mobile technology aimed at helping make dairy farming more efficient.

They fit a herd of 180 cows with wireless monitoring collars that work like fitness trackers, recording the bovines' movements and eating habits, and sending the data to the cloud using 5G mobile network signals.

An algorithm then analyzes the data, enabling farmers and veterinarians to see information via a smartphone app, increasing their productivity and reducing the manpower needed to keep tabs on the herd.

Said the Center's Mark Gough, "Having the data available to your phones, to mobile devices, just makes it that much more accessible, much quicker."

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