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FarmCam – The Time, Life and Energy Saver

Lambing ewe hoggs can be a challenge, but was made a lot easier by installing a farmCam wireless security and stock surveillance system.

Randalstown farmer Thomas Smyth specialises in lambing ewe lambs to sell on with lambs at foot as flock replacements.
“I am limited as regards grassland over the summer, but can rent good winter grazing, so buying in ewe lambs come August and September makes sense,” Thomas explained.
“Mostly mules, plus some Suffolk Cheviot crosses, they are put to Texel tups to produce lambs that really look the part at three weeks old.

Thomas Smyth, left, and Paul Redmond, Agrihealth, keep an eye on ewes using farmCam – the time, life and energy saver!

Thomas Smyth, left, and Paul Redmond, Agrihealth, keep an eye on ewes using farmCam – the time, life and energy saver!

Lambing ewe hoggs can be a challenge, but was made a lot easier by installing a farmCam wireless security and stock surveillance system. This sends pictures and sound from up to four weatherproof cameras back to the monitor and to my mobile phone. Pictures can be viewed full screen from one camera or the screen split to give views from all four cameras.

“I work out full time so the sheer versatility of farmCam compared to ordinary CCTV is a huge attraction. Made in Sweden by LUDA for use on farms in all weathers these cameras have wide angle lens, night vision and a brilliant zoom in facility on the monitor.
“The amount of time saved trekking back and forth to our new sheep shed has been amazing. Above all, you can actually zoom in and identify the ewe getting ready to lamb before leaving the house fully prepared.

“Without farmCam spotting a ewe looking to lamb was often not that simple as the whole pen would line up looking for more meal when I walked into the shed!

“Using farmCam means a young sheep lambing for the first time need not be disturbed unless I see on screen that she is in difficulty,” Thomas added.
“With up to four cameras farmCam gives peace of mind, not only at lambing time, but year round when rural crime is rampant.

“Farmyards are not the soft touch thieves think they are when farmCam is in action 24/7. The ability to zoom onto faces and number plates day or night and record pictures to disc helps ensure crime cannot pay.”

For further information on LUDA farmCam contact Agrihealth Freephone 0800 269180

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