NB-IoT Application:The Shepherd Boy

Details of the organization
China Telecommunications Corporation
Business sector entities

Information about the project
NB-IoT Application:The Shepherd Boy
Milk is regarded as one of sources of daily essential nutrients for all nations throughout the world. Since the reform and opening up, milk has also occupied an increasingly important position in Chinese consumers' daily lives. In order to alleviate the demand gap of milk, China Telecom has developed a cow estrus monitoring system —“The Shepherd Boy” based on NB-IoT network to perform real-time monitoring on cow estrus through information technology, and to reduce non-pregnancy period and to increase milk yield, meantime to monitor health condition of cows and to guarantee milk quality. At present, “The Shepherd Boy” has been promoted and used in 13 provinces across the country, the accuracy rate of estrus has reached 95%, and the average annual output per cow has increased to 6 tons. There are about 14 million dairy cows in China and there will be a huge opportunity for the large-scale promotion of this application. The development of “The Shepherd Boy” business will drive the whole industry chain and will cover different links from the industrial chain such as chips, modules, terminals, application integration and platform services.
National implementation: China
Ongoing from 03/05/2017 to 28/12/2017

WSIS information
      * E-agriculture
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
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