An unfortunately common misconception is that livestock farmers don’t need to provide their animals with as much water in the winter as they do the rest of the year. While it is true that heat stress related dehydration isn't an issue in the winter, your animals still expend significant energy trying to keep warm, eating more as a result.
Smart Barn’s one-of-a-kind monitoring system utilizes our partnership with Verizon Wireless, effectively eliminating the need for a connection to the internet. Smart Barn’s sensors (temperature, humidity and more) send data directly to a Verizon, who stores it in the cloud so you can view a report and keep records. Smart Barn will also notify you if the temperature or humidity in your greenhouse exceeds or falls below what you want.
Whether you choose to let your mare give birth in a birthing stall or in an enclosed pasture, it’s important to keep her and her new foal safe and comfortable. Especially in their first days of life, foals are at risk from predators like dogs and mountain lions. For this reason most horse owners take advantage of the safety of a stable.
Some like it hot. The rest of us don’t do so hot in the heat. Whether you farm in humid Florida, dry Nevada or chilly Minnesota, heat stress is a risk for your livestock, your crops, and you.
What is heat stress?
Basically, heat stress is what happens when your body becomes unable to regulate your internal temperature and you start to “overheat”. Almost always, heat stress is the result of outward conditions.
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Dairy cows are most productive when they're comfortable, and they're most comfortable in an environment between 40 and 65 degrees Farenheit. While their thick skin and natural insulation helps them stay warm in cooler temperatures, it also makes them more prone to heat stress in warm weather.
AgFunderNews mentioned Smart Barn recently in an article about ag technology startups winning business competitions. http://agfundernews.com/agtech-wins-big-in-us-tech-startup-competitions-4580.html/
“Winning [the Verizon Powerful Answers Award] would be great, but just the experience and exposure in this competition is huge. We are reaching that point where we need to make these connections on a broader level and this definitely helps us do that.”