Cattle tracking

Hello, is it possible to implement Cattle tracking in FarmOS ? Thanks.

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Hi @sonwander - Yes, you can enter individual animal records and track feedings, medical records, etc. You can also organize them into groups (herds) and record/plan movements from area to area for grazing purposes.

More info here: https://farmos.org/guide/assets/animals/

Hi Sonwander, when you first start create the breed and type, ie beef, sub is Angus heifer/bull/steers. Then use asset to enter each animal and do each section on the left carefully and slowly, once that is done. Then you use the log to record your medical treatments you do on the cattle. To record weights, go to Asset, Animal, tick the box next to the cow number, then go to the bottom of the page and you will find the button says weight . I hope this helps you. I do the same for my sheep.

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Hi Sonwander, when you cows have calved, use the quick form and you can do this for all the other farm animals you have.

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Hello, thanks for the reply. I think i did not make myself clear: what i want to know is if i can implement a GPS tracking device on the cattle. Do you have an Arduino or raspberry py project in hand?
Thanks again!

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Hi @sonwander - I haven’t looked into it personally, so I don’t know what options are out there. But I do recall talking with Bruce Dawson in New Hampshire who was working on some interesting ideas! https://farmhack.org/tools/farm-item-locator