Increased yields and herd viability
With reduced arable land a concern for the future, the challenge of sustainable farming systems is to maximise yields and the viability of every animal in livestock farming. Precision, data-driven management assists farmers in developing these sustainable agriculture and farming systems to best effect. As an early warning system, smart farm technologies give farmers the power of early intervention in the case of disease, under-performance, theft, and mismanagement. It also means small adjustments can be made to counteract non-optimal conditions to make the most of every effort on the farm.
Farming technology throughout the supply chain
Food waste accounts for notable losses in food production each year. One of the advantages of smart farming systems is that they can be implemented throughout the supply chain. From field to fork, farmers can ensure that certain benchmarks are met around production, storage, and transport to prevent losses.
Prevent loss and theft – and aid recoverability
COVID-19 saw a spike in rural crime in the UK. In general, the high value of farming equipment and remoteness of location make farms a target for criminals. This demands daily vigilance – something which is easily achieved with smart farm technology. Smarter Technologies Group’s smart farming solutions give a full-farm view, so you can keep an eye on your operations at all times and react to alerts in real time. This includes access control, fence line and gate monitoring in multiple locations, door and window monitoring, and vehicle and equipment tracking. With real-time data insights on the status and location of your most valuable assets, smart technologies are highly effective in aiding recoverability, preventing losses, and apprehending those responsible. This also serves to prevent operational disruption and related profit losses.
Devise optimal maintenance schedules
Maintenance not only keeps your equipment running – and running at its best – but prevents operational downtime. It also has an effect on energy consumption, efficiencies, emissions, and workplace safety. This makes designing the perfect maintenance schedule a fundamental farm task. Smart farm technologies give farmers the data they need to schedule preventative and reactionary maintenance to key machinery.
Increased productivity. Reduced cost.
Farming technology has the potential to inspire worker and machine productivity. This helps to maintain farming operations at an optimal level and, in many cases, has the effect of reducing cost. Alongside critical, strategic, informed decision-making, this cost-saving puts farmers in a position to invest in infrastructure and technology for sustainability.