KRAAL

Connecting all livestock and farmers to radically advance sustainable livestock production and health

KRAAL

Connecting all livestock and farmers to radically advance sustainable livestock production and health

Join Us Now

Join us now as an early customer as we progress livestock farming. Kraal is in the final stage of development and is launching late 2019.

Introducing Kraal

Since creation, we were set to preside over this land and its animals. Livestock farming is an integral part of us, it is a way of life, a passion and a skill. It can take years of refinement and improvement as farmers and herders strive to build the perfect herd in ever changing conditions, to deliver the best livestock to feed our society.

At Kraal we share this passion, commitment and heritage and are taking traditional livestock farming forward by augmenting it with the latest technologies. We create new ways for farmers to stay connected and in touch with their livestock and provide previously unattainable insights. We enable farmers to progress their herd, improve operation and performance and make radical advances in sustainable livestock management, production and health.

Our aim

Farmers on the Kraal platform can:

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Reduce overhead cost

by limiting administrative, labour, treatment, feeding and other variable cost

Reduce preventable losses

by monitoring vital health signs and identifying livestock at risk

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Increase realised revenue

by improving reproductive performance, production efficiencies  and added value

Manage accurate records

and create a single interface and source of truth for critical livestock and farm data

Make better informed decisions

supported by timely,  accurate and complete information at hand

Improve farm operations

through autonomous monitoring of livestock and consolidating tasks, notes, reminders and calendar events

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Improve fundamental efficiencies

by providing baseline and benchmarking of key performance indicators

what we do

1. Know where your livestock is

Our digital, solar powered, GPS ear tag, easily fitted with a normal applicator, continuously tracks the location of your livestock over long distances. After creating custom virtual fences you will receive realtime movement and location-based updates, knowing at all times where your animals are. With configurable rules, you create your own set of rules and conditions to alert you of unwanted livestock movement or locations.

Geofence livestock

Track livestock

Receive notifications

1. Know where your livestock is

Our digital, solar powered, GPS ear tag, easily fitted with a normal applicator, continuously tracks the location of your livestock over long distances. After creating custom virtual fences you will receive realtime movement and location-based updates, knowing at all times where your animals are. With configurable rules, you create your own set of rules and conditions to alert you of unwanted livestock movement or locations.

Monitor wellbeing

Monitor health

Identify livestock at risk

2. Know how your livestock is doing

Our powerful cloud platform and operating system take data from the ear tag, augments it with AI, machine learning and multi-source data and present insights at individual and herd level. You can monitor your livestocks’ wellbeing and health and will receive alerts of any livestock at risk. This will reduce or even eliminate the impact of preventable losses and clinical occurrences.

2. Know how your livestock is doing

Our powerful cloud platform and operating system take data from the ear tag, augments it with AI, machine learning and multi-source data and present insights at individual and herd level. You can monitor your livestocks’ wellbeing and health and will receive alerts of any livestock at risk. This will reduce or even eliminate the impact of preventable losses and clinical occurrences.

3. Know what your livestock is doing

The Kraal cloud platform monitors livestocks behaviour and activity and sends notifications of particular behaviours such as standing heat, bulling and calving. This enables timely follow-on actions and allows for more objectivity and deeper insights for breeding, culling and management decisions.

Observe behaviour

Dashboard with KPI’s

3. Know what your livestock is doing

The Kraal cloud platform monitors livestocks behaviour and activity and sends notifications of particular behaviours such as standing heat, bulling and calving. This enables timely follow-on actions and allows for more objectivity and deeper insights for breeding, culling and management decisions.

Manage records

Record breeding

Record treatments

4. Keep and manage all records

Kraal creates a single source of your data. Our cloud platform enables you to easily record accurate data, an essential step to improving the economic performance and operational efficiencies in a farming business. Kraal records and manages livestock, farming, medical treatment, disease, compliance, economic and performance records in one place. Existing data can be imported or linked, and Kraal streamlines on-farm record keeping while bringing together previously disparate and disconnected data.

4. Keep and manage all records

Kraal creates a single source of your data. Our cloud platform enables you to easily record accurate data, an essential step to improving the economic performance and operational efficiencies in a farming business. Kraal records and manages livestock, farming, medical treatment, disease, compliance, economic and performance records in one place. Existing data can be imported or linked, and Kraal streamlines on-farm record keeping while bringing together previously disparate and disconnected data.

5. Analyse to improve performance

Kraal presents you with the ability to improve the efficiency of your herd and the commercial performance on your farm. Building on the comprehensive data recorded on the Kraal platform, farmers have a single interface for  analysing key performance indicators, with a dashboard to keep them up to date and in-touch, and optimise the production and profitability values for per animal and per hectare.

Analyse data

Track livestock performance

5. Analyse to improve performance

Kraal presents you with the ability to improve the efficiency of your herd and the commercial performance on your farm. Building on the comprehensive data recorded on the Kraal platform, farmers have a single interface for  analysing key performance indicators, with a dashboard to keep them up to date and in-touch, and optimise the production and profitability values for per animal and per hectare.

Manage operations

Group livestock

Digital

6. Unlock and leverage digital farming

The Kraal cloud platform makes it easy to keep track of your notes, tasks, important dates and reminders.  What’s more, you can link notes and other information to livestock records and group livestock into multiple management groups.  Easily add a note or reminder,  plan the rotation of your livestock or track the calving date for first-calve heifers.

6. Unlock and leverage digital farming

The Kraal cloud platform makes it easy to keep track of your notes, tasks, important dates and reminders.  What’s more, you can link notes and other information to livestock records and group livestock into multiple management groups.  Easily add a note or reminder,  plan the rotation of your livestock or track the calving date for first-calve heifers.

OUR solution

Kraal Tag

Our digital ear tag with GPS and multiple sensors is small and lightweight (35g) and is easily applied to livestock with a normal tag applicator.  The tag is small and fits inside the ear of the animal to reduce snagging.

Our tag is solar powered and needs no recharging. It is robust and designed to last up to 5 years and can be reused on different animals.

In ideal conditions the tag has a range of up to 15km giving accurate, high resolution, location and multi sensor data no matter where on the farm the animals are.

Our tag is well priced and comes in at about 25% of any legacy products.

Gateway

Our gateway creates a long range radio network that receives the data from the Kraal tag and sends it to the Kraal cloud platform. Depending on the topography one or more gateways are installed to receive and forward data from the tags to the cloud platform.

LivestockOS

Our bespoke cloud software platform, LivestockOS, strengthens the connection between farmers and their livestock. 

LivestockOS tracks and monitors livestock 24x7, receives alerts, manages livestock and farm records and analyses herd behaviour and performance.

The constant data feed, aided by AI and machine learning, delivers an optimised package of productivity, health, wellbeing and profitability for every animal within a herd to support farming decisions.

LivestockOS keeps all animal records, including veterinary, breeding and feeding habits. It also allows you to keep track of animals in real time, check their status and see historic data.

LivestockOS is compatible on mobile and desktops and is easy to use with interactive maps and regular new releases.

our products

Kraal offers autonomous livestock tracking and monitoring solutions for cattle, sheep, goat and game animals, a comprehensive livestock production cloud platform and mobile app. Stay connected and in touch where ever you are

our products

Kraal offers autonomous livestock tracking and monitoring solutions for cattle, sheep, goat and game animals, a comprehensive livestock production cloud platform and mobile app. Stay connected and in touch where ever you are

About us

Our purpose and commitment is to have real impact – for farmers, livestock, consumers and the environment.

Sensors and data on their own have limited utility and is subject to shortsightedness and popular trends. To make it relevant and meaningful, it must be coupled with strong scientific and mathematical models. Combining modern-day and exponential technology, including AI, blockchain, big data and IoT, with age-old know-how, it is now possible for farmers to have an intricate understanding of each animal’s health, behaviour,  movement and economic value, giving them a greater ability to grow their farming enterprises.

Inspired by the traditional cattle farmers and herders of founder Ian Bester’s Southern African childhood, and the deep, innate understanding they possessed of their animals’ health and well-being, Kraal is a bold vision to improve farming for animals, farmers, consumers and the environment by connecting every animal to their Livestock Operating System

Kraal recognises the challenges facing 21st century farmers. In response, it has developed a patent-pending technology that captures vital animal data 24/7, on both intensive and extensive systems, and links this with nutrition, breeding, genetics, disease symptom detection and treatment. It’s another form of AI: Kraal calls it ‘assistive intuition’.

Kraal restores the deep connection between farmer and livestock, allowing optimisation of welfare, productivity, health and profitability of every animal in the herd, not just a select few.

In short, it’s a radical advancement in sustainable livestock production.

Contact us

Get in touch

info@kraal.farm