Water Needs in the Winter

Water Needs in the Winter

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.

Do I Need to Monitor My Greenhouse?

Do I Need to Monitor My Greenhouse?

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.

Importance of Monitoring Your Foals and Mares

Importance of Monitoring Your Foals and Mares

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.

The Danger of Heat Stress

The Danger of Heat Stress

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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Importance of Remotely Monitoring Your Poultry House

Importance of Remotely Monitoring Your Poultry House

Fried chicken is only good on the dinner table. If you want your broilers to make it there, you have to keep them comfortable in the poultry house first. Below are three important considerations to take into account when raising your poultry. 

Six Reasons to Monitor Your Pig Farm

Six Reasons to Monitor Your Pig Farm

Running a successful pig farm is no cake-walk. There are a lot of factors that go into raising and maintaining healthy pigs. Here are six reasons why it pays to monitor your pig farm. 

Monitoring Temperature Remotely on Your Dairy Farm

Monitoring Temperature Remotely on Your Dairy Farm

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.

Smart Barn Sensors Quick Look

Smart Barn Sensors Quick Look

Smart Barn serves the poultry, hog, crop, greenhouse and dairy industries, making it easy for you to monitor and protect your investments, no matter what you’re farming.

Below is a quick look at each of our sensors and their capabilities.

Important Monitoring Considerations for Raising Hogs

Important Monitoring Considerations for Raising Hogs

Things to consider when raising hogs and how to effectively monitor them.

Monitoring Temperature Remotely at Your Hog Barn

Monitoring Temperature Remotely at Your Hog Barn

How to remotely monitor the temperature of your pig barn to ensure happy, healthy, stress-free pigs. 

Smart Barn Mentioned in AgFunder News

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.”