Cisco company is testing infrastructure for the ultimate global rollout of 5G that impact the future of agriculture. Cisco has fitted about a third of its cows with 5G-connected smart collars that lets cows choose when they want to be milked.
When a smart collar-fitted cow wants to be milked, it approaches a robotic milking system. This system knows how to latch onto each individual cow’s teats for milking, and because the collar lets it quickly identify the cow, the robot can get down to business right away while the animal munches on a food reward.
If Cisco can prove the viability of using 5G on farms, it could do more than save cows from experiencing the pain and possible infection that can follow a delay in milking.
“We can connect every cow, we can connect every animal on this farm,” Cisco’s Nick Chrissos said “That’s what 5G can do for farming really unleash the power that we have within this farm, everywhere around the UK and everywhere around the world.”