Sensor alerts farmers via SMS when a cow is in heat

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We recently covered the Kenyan iCow SMS service and now comes word of a like-minded innovation from Switzerland. Focusing this time on cows' fertility cycles, Anemon is testing sensor technology that alerts farmers via text message when a cow is in heat, enabling them to better time the expensive insemination process. Amid increasing pressure to boost milk production rates, Swiss cows are showing fewer signs of heat than they used to, according to a New York times report, making it ever more difficult for farmers to know when to attempt insemination. That's where Anemon comes in, with a system to…

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