Digital technology is transforming agriculture.
We are in a new era in farming; a digital one. Digital technology is being used more and more in the farming industry. It is being used to improve efficiency and productivity across all farming operations and is helping to protect the welfare of livestock and livelihoods.
Speeding up reporting and notification of diseases.
One of the best examples of how digital technology has been utilised is in the avian influenza pandemic. Farmers and backyard keepers now have immediate access to near real-time data that notifies them when and where an outbreak has occurred, and how it could affect them.
These notifications allow them to take proactive, additional biosecurity measures to safeguard their poultry, their premises and their future.
Transforming the whole farming industry.
Digitalisation has touched virtually every aspect of farming. From the use of artificial intelligence to help with the data management of livestock and the record keeping of farm operations to the use of robots performing menial tasks (reducing labour costs) to the use of drones helping protect perimeters and highlight any on-farm problems.
Keeping you aware across your farm.
Sensors and high-tech tools like drones deployed throughout a farm allows farmers to monitor the whole day-to-day operations. These devices can track things like livestock, vehicle and equipment movement. Feed and water consumption can be monitored as a change in these can suggest there is a problem with the livestock. Farmers can also be alerted to any pest or wild bird incursion. The sensors help farmers detect early signs of problems so they can deal with them before they escalate. Saving time, money and effort.
The future is in your hands.
Livetec provides apps that are an effective tool for managing biosecurity protocols. Farmers get real-time updates on avian influenza outbreaks and should one occur near them they can take all precautions to protect their livestock and farm from an incursion. The apps incorporate structural, operational, and conceptual biosecurity into their plans and provide farmers and workers with the ability to assess their biosecurity, identify issues and take steps to mitigate the risk of disease.
Being able to instantly access biosecurity information on-the-go via a mobile or tablet helps farmers, keepers and workers respond quickly to any problem that might arise. It ensures everyone has the correct information and they know what to do to prevent an incursion or, should one occur, be aware of the measures required to limit the impact and get the farm back in business as soon as possible.
Digital technology can help improve efficiency for compliance with legislation.
Contingency planning helps farmers protect their farms and their futures. With all the information you need in one digital place helps speed up any legal procedures you’ll have to do if impacted by a disease.
Automating record-keeping on a digital platform means farmers can eliminate time consuming, costly and inefficient paper processes. They can demonstrate compliance with the standards and regulations of government agencies and assurance schemes and show they have the highest levels of animal welfare in operation.
Contingency plans can be created on a digital platform. So all the information needed, and actions to be carried out, to reduce the impact of an outbreak are instantly available should the worst happen. This can help reduce operational downtime, costs and stress.
Securing the future through digital planning.
Digital technology is helping to provide farmers with all they need to optimise their farm operations, reduce the risk of a disease outbreak and protect their livestock and livelihoods.
Embracing digital transformation can give farmers a competitive edge and, along with robust biosecurity measures, plan ahead for a brighter future.
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