A smartphone accessory by the name of Beefie is helping producers weigh their cattle without the use of scales or yard infrastructure.
With more than 5 000 tests on animals, Beefie has produced a 95 percent accuracy rate.
How does it work
The Hungarian developed technology works by attaching an external device to an Android 5.1+ smartphone, and can calculate cattle weights in less than half a minute by capturing a range of photographs.
The accessory analyses livestock from two to six meters away, even whilst in motion or partially obscured.
The condition, breed, gender, age and appearance of the animal, along with their individual identification number is taken into account as provided by the producer.
Set to expand
After its recent product launch in Europe, developers of the technology are planning to expand their distributor network into other countries, including Australia.
The device will make life easier and less stressful for both cattle farmers and their livestock, says Beefie co-founder Gergely Boromisza.
Source: The Land