After a significant amount of time researching, testing and developing new types of artificial intelligence, Agrinteligente partnered with a technology firm and played a vital role in introducing a precision livestock farming system to the market in Brazil. It was specifically created to increase the efficiency of beef production.
Brazilian beef farmers today are utilizing artificial intelligence and cloud storage systems to assist in rearing cattle due to the difficulty of controlling and tracking large herds. This system, introduced in large part by Agrinteligente, aims to deliver objective data based upon figures and facts.
This new system provides data on individual animal weight, health and movement monitoring, whilst also providing information allowing farmers to identify ailments and diseases early.
When we began research and development into this new system, our engineers worked on several different projects and prototypes, using a trial and error approach, until we were able to develop a highly sophisticated, targeted product for the market and for easy use by farmers. Farmers and organizations representing them were heavily involved in the process, allowing us to understand the challenges and work together to develop a product to help them overcome them.
For example, the weighing platforms had to be able to handle constant strain and rural conditions due to the constant load of animals walking over it and the location, respectively, whilst delivering highly accurate information for the farmers. The lack of electricity in certain areas was also overcome by the use of solar panels.
With network coverage somewhat intermittent in certain areas of rural Brazil, we faced a dilemma of how to transmit data for use by the farmers. This was overcome by Agrinteligente creating a mesh network for the system, with hardware creating its own network to ensure the seamless transfer of information.
With great success in the market, we are also aiming to penetrate new markets with this product, technology and system in other markets in South America, and we have begun discussions with several partners about entering other countries with large beef-farming operations.