Imona Technologies (IMONA) has been specialized in employing the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in small ruminant production alongside other advanced computing technologies since 2014. The emergence of new advanced IoT technologies has the potential to monitor the small ruminant farm operations to ensure animal welfare, health and high-quality products. However, there remains a lack of research and development in relation to and Smart Animal Farming (SAF), accompanied by complex obstacles arising from the fragmentation of animal breeding processes, i.e. the control and operation of IoT/AI machines; data sharing and management; interoperability; and large amounts of data analysis and storage.
IMONA expanded his team by including distinguished experts in animal science, animal nutritionist and veterinarians. In 2016, IMONA launched the KuzuFab Mobile Flock Manager (KuzuFab) system and tested in the case study farm within EU Project (iSAGE). The system detects alerts occurring in the farm and suggest for troubleshooting. KuzuFab was combined with Cloud Services compounded with Predictive Analytics Services for helping fine-tune flock management and improve operational excellence. KuzuFab is aimed at sheep farmers who need an easy to use “point and click” solution to keep legislative records, to attain operational guidance and build flock performance data. The product supports for purchase, cull or breed decisions based on targets of flock performance. IMONA can contribute in this call the heavy lifting for cognitive solutions to quantify health, wellness and productivity in dairy and meat sheep operations for ensuring traceability of animal products.