Fitbit for cows helps Pakistan farmers keep herds healthy

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Despite being one of the world’s major milk-producing countries, Pakistan’s average milk yield per cow is far below that of other nations. The founders of Cowlar, a startup based in Islamabad, Pakistan, believe that by increasing the efficiency of each farmer’s herd by even five percent, more than USD 1 billion could be added to the country’s economy. Using Cowlar - a wearable for cows that tracks their temperature, activity, health and fertility - could help accomplish that increase in productivity. An easy to fit collar, the Cowlar is waterproof and has a six month battery life. Using motion sensors,…

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