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High Tech Invades Livestock

Touch the Soil News #294 While humans may have objections to being tagged and monitored for everything possible – livestock has no choice. Following are a few of the high tech items moving into the livestock arena. One of the world’s largest feedlots in remote SW Idaho has a capacity of 150,000 head. Congested confined animal feeding operations often contribute to the health problems that high tech is trying ameliorate. (photo – Benjamin Gisin) TekVet produces a small electronic tag that fits inside a cow’s ear canal for the lifetime of the animal. It measures temperature. Changes in core body temperature is the first indication of an oncoming illness that…

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