Bolus for feeder cattle – with the GPS transmitter


Smart feedlots
cattle, like other ruminants, have four stomachs. The special structure of
the cattle's digestive system allows us to easily insert a small cylinder-
shaped device, called a bolus, into the calf's rumen.
The bolus remains inside the calf until it is slaughtered.
The commercial use of boluses has been expanding over the last decade,
leading to a huge revolution in the field of monitoring and controlling
cattle feedlots and barns.
Beyond the identification sensor in the bolus, (which, as mentioned, we
use to record weight data) additional sensors are inserted into the bolus,
which allow us to receive other important data related to the feeders
and their condition.
* Temperature sensor
* pH level in the stomach
* Motion sensor



In this bolus, we offer adding a small GPS transmitter, that can transmit the
location of the feeder, even in the event that it is stolen!!! The bolus
essentially becomes an anti-theft detection device, just like an anti-theft
detection system in cars.
The operation of the GPS transmitter is carried out in one of the
following two situations: 1. The motion sensor sends messages to the
cloud indicating particularly unusual movements at night time, and the
cloud activates the GPS transmitter in the bolus. (And send an alarm to
the manager of the feedlot). 2. The manager of the feedlot sees that the
feeder has been stolen (or disappeared), and activates the GPS
transmitter through an instruction he gives to the application.



● The farmers get on-line important data on feeder health, such as body
temperature and mobility inside the farm. In this way, the development
of diseases and other veterinary problems can be identified and treated
● From the pH sensor, the farmers get "inside information" about their
feeders, leading to a better understanding and adjustment of each
feeder's diet, to improve feed efficiency and weight gain.
● The farmers get alerts in real time of any abnormal (or unwanted)


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