TechInAfrica – FarmRanger, an Agri-Tech startup, combines technology and agricultural devices on its platform to help farmers with their livestock management and security. Through a combination of animal collar and app, farmers can monitor the movement of selected animals.
If there is unusual movement detected, the system will alert farmers or other relevant persons such as the foreman or the neighborhood watch through a missed call from the collar as well as an app notification. The app helps to track the animal in real-time, using the information on the app to detect the animal’s location and prevent it from getting attacked or stolen.
Cited from IT News Africa, FarmRanger’s Product Manager, Marius van der Merwe said: “The rising trend of stock theft makes it essential for farmers to use technology so they can stay one step ahead. However, the solutions need to be simple and reliable, providing farmers with valuable insight when it is needed the most. FarmRanger is designed to be functional and effective, delivering the right information to farmers so they can mitigate the impact of stock theft on their businesses.”
Besides sending an alert notification, the app also provides daily location updates, historical animal positions, and collar data. The app is designed as simple and effective as possible to fit farmers’ lives.
Agri-tech solutions such as FarmRanger’s offer farmers security and value as it helps to minimize the impact of stock-theft while at the same time provides customer service with its high-tech system. The platform can provide a track record that spans over 20 years while the collars work alongside the mobile app with battery life is up to six months on a rechargeable battery.
“It is a trusted 24/7 shepherd that now forms an integral part of the agri-sector repertoire and, as such, is continuously undergoing innovation and development to ensure it remains relevant and on the edge of what agri-tech can offer,” says Marnus van Wyk, Director of Alphawave Group.