Integrating innovative TECHnologies along the value Chain to improve small ruminant welfARE management

TechCare UHF reading platform presented by Page Up at the agricultural fair “Sommet de l’Elevage”

– by F. Gimbert (Page Up)

As a member of the TechCare consortium, Page Up company and its General Manager Jean-Claude Rousseaux, presented at the agricultural fair “Le Sommet de l’Elevage” in Clermont-Ferrand (France, 3-6 October 2023) the innovative UHF reading platform. This platform uses UHF tags to identify animals using the same schema than for official tags and taking advantage of this new technology with group readings and far higher reading distances. Proposing an easy hardware setup along with modern software tools, this platform allows to have a clear view of animals’ movements. Automatic algorithms exploit the gathered data to provide high value interpretations: heartbeat, visits of animals, inventories… A mobile app allows to manually work with the reader and Cloud based database and website enables a clear monitoring of readers and an automatic data collection. The platform has been designed to work both on standard power system or on solar panels. With a 4G module, this tool can then be deployed in fields.