Video technology comes to the cattle barn

Using his iPhone and computers to keep tabs on his herd from afar gives this busy Glencoe farmer peace of mind. But video surveillance isn’t the answer to everything


Whenever he wants, Matthew Zwambag can view his purebred Limousin herd on his iPhone via strategically placed still and video cameras in his barns and feedlots.

Zwambag’s iPhone gets images and videos from eight cameras, six of them digital still cameras that shoot colour in daylight and black-and-white infrared at night. Two more are pan, tilt and zoom video cameras with the same capabilities, allowing him to look around the barn.

Better Farming - November 2011