• Have more time for lambing
  • Identification of ewes for lambing
  • Observation of changing behaviour


  • Monitoring of estrus, births, and injuries
  • Violations and general monitoring of the farm
  • Visualization of the strategic locations of the barn
  • Monitoring of automated systems


The viewing is in real-time, and the control can be on laptop, tablet, smartphone.

There is a motion detection and on-demand recording, and it is possible to have infrared night vision and soundtrack.

The coverage area can be more than 50m2 depending on the model.

Cameras are resistant to the agricultural environment, they are waterproof and dustproof.

How to implement:

Cameras are better suited to small lots because of their range. It’s important to gauge the range according to the size of the lot, the height of the building and the brightness for best visibility.

  • Equipment: internet connection and smartphone or laptop for viewing
  • Storage: no humidity in the barn to avoid the formation of condensation

Expected benefits:

  • Safety: for the barn and the animals, less accidents, or infractions in the barn
  • Comfort: improved working conditions and less stress for the farmer
  • Time saving: remote viewing and recording

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • Depends on barn configuration and height
  • Necessary communication network
  • Image quality, zoom depending on the lens
  • No night vision if no infrared cameras

Cost / Benefit Analysis



Production system (Dairy or/and meat sheep/goat):


Category of Animal (ewe, goat, replacement, lamb, kid):


Source of information:

Dairy Goats Dairy Sheep Meat Sheep
NIBIO Tjøtta – Digifarm Norway
UNISS, Universty of Sassari Department of Agriculture
Le CHIIRPO - Sm@RT Platform
CIIRPO Le Mourier – Digifarm France
Norway Innovative Farm: Elgvasslien, Folldal
Norway Innovative Farm: Oppisto Mjøen, Oppdal
Norway Innovative Farm: Kvalsjord Gård, Oppdal
Norway Innovative farm: Usti Gard, Oppdal
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