Nebraska Patent of the Month – December 2023

Adams Land and Cattle, LLC blends technology and innovation to bring sustainability to the agriculture industry. The company has recently been granted a patent for their livestock sorting technology. The patent outlines a novel approach that could redefine certain aspects of cattle management, bringing efficiency and animal welfare to the forefront.

At the core of this innovation is a system designed to enhance the well-being of cattle through improved handling and monitoring practices. The patent outlines features that suggest a focus on stress reduction during cattle processing—a critical aspect of ensuring the health and productivity of livestock.

The solution uses sensors, weight boxes, and software technology to process individual cattle, pulling together health data to track an animal throughout its life. One notable element of this invention is the integration of technology for real-time data collection and analysis. By employing sophisticated monitoring systems, Adams Land and Cattle addresses the challenge of assessing and mitigating stress levels in cattle during various stages of handling. This data-driven approach not only contributes to the welfare of the animals but also aligns with broader industry trends emphasizing the humane treatment of livestock.

Automation in livestock management has the potential to enhance precision, reduce labor-intensive tasks, and improve overall operational efficiency. In addition, the consistent tracking ensures a high degree of traceability and transparency in the animal’s life. Consumers can track everything their meal experienced – from what it ate to how much it weighed as it grew up.

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