IBM Targets Cattle In New Tech Project

Posted: Aug 25 2006, 7:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 11:47pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

 
IBM Targets Cattle in New Tech Project
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Another story for the offbeat files here. IBM is teaming up with a Utah company in a move that expands on the wildly popular movement of enhancing farm animals with high-tech devices. After all, ant farms are ready to embrace the digital age, so it's about time that real farms follow suit.

The Utah company, TekVet, specializes in animal technology, and with IBM's help they will create a device that will allow farmers to keep a remote watch on their cattle. Specifically they'll be able to check the approximate location and body temperature of each of their cows.The president of TekVet had this to say, and I've got to say it put a smile on my face: "The cattle industry is basically the last frontier for technology to conquer." Don't you love those sentences that could only ever be uttered by an enthusiastic PR-happy company exec? He did also make a good point though -- "It could ultimately help protect our food supply," he said. So just remember that in the future when you eat a Whopper, you have TekVet and IBM to thank for it.

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