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Takeaway: hi-tech smart farms

Takeaway: hi-tech smart farms
By Euronews

<p>Watch out, chickens! Big farmer is watching you!</p> <p>But it is for a good cause – to increase your wellbeing. </p> <p>Researchers have set up cameras, sensors and microphones at a dozen experimental smart farms all over Europe. </p> <p>Cameras detect abnormal behaviour in animals, sending alarms to the farmers.</p> <p>Microphones are even able to identify coughs in pigs, that could develop into highly infectious respiratory diseases. </p> <p>Researchers hope this technology will increase animal comfort as well as farm productivity. </p> <p>There are around 12 million full-time farmers in the European Union. </p> <p>So the market for these smart farm devices is huge, researchers say.</p>