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Mobile Platform for livestock monitoring and inspection.

Fabiyi, Samson Damilola; Ren, Jinchang; Han, Yukang; Zhu, Qiming; Barclay, David


Samson Damilola Fabiyi

Yukang Han

Qiming Zhu

David Barclay


Livestock keepers acquire and manage information (e.g. identification numbers, images, etc.) about livestock to identify and keep track of livestock using systems with capabilities to extract such information. Examples of such systems are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) systems which are used to collect and transmit livestock's information to host devices. Sophisticated RFID readers are very expensive, and more functional than the cheap ones whose use are mostly limited to reading and transmission of tag IDs. Cross-platform mobile applications will allow monitoring of livestock irrespective of the platform on which mobile devices are being operated. Farmers' secured access to records via web services is not limited to a device as they can login on any mobile device with the installed application. In this work, a mobile platform which consists of a cross-platform mobile application, webservice and database is developed to cost-effectively manage and exploit records of livestock acquired using a cheap RFID reader. The mobile application was developed using a Xamarin form framework. The programming language and development environment used are C# and Visual studio respectively. Records of livestock were acquired, posted, updated, deleted and retrieved from the database via a web service. Additional advantages offer by the solution implemented include, exporting of animals’ records via email and SMS, viewing of animal's record by scanning their tags or QR code of animals' passports, and login system to sign users in and out of the application. Development of RFID readers with sensors to acquire health-related parameters for health monitoring is recommended.


FABIYI, S.D., REN, J., HAN, Y., ZHU, Q. and BARCLAY, D. 2022. Mobile platform for livestock monitoring and inspection. In Proceedings of the 3rd International informatics and software engineering conference 2022 (IISEC 2022), 15-16 December 2022, Ankara, Turkey. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9998279. Available from:

Conference Name 3rd International informatics and software engineering conference 2022 (IISEC 2022)
Conference Location Ankara, Turkey
Start Date Dec 15, 2022
End Date Dec 16, 2022
Acceptance Date Nov 6, 2022
Online Publication Date Dec 16, 2022
Publication Date Dec 29, 2022
Deposit Date Jan 12, 2023
Publicly Available Date Jan 12, 2023
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Book Title Proceedings of the 3rd International informatics and software engineering conference 2022 (IISEC 2022), 15-16 December 2022, Ankara, Turkey
ISBN 9781665459952
Keywords Livestock; Mobile application; RFID systems; Web service; Xamarin; Database
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