Dairy Weather Station - Dyacon

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MS-140 features - automated weather station

Weather Stations for your Dairy

Though regional forecasts can be helpful in the business of dairy productions, most of the time local weather doesn’t exactly reflect the regional forecasts. I mean- aren’t we always complaining that the weatherman was wrong?

Having access to the conditions at your specific site is critical when it comes to keeping track of the temperature humidity index to avoid heat stress, keeping water tanks above the freezing point, watching overnight temperature changes, keeping track of metabolism rates according to winds, and finding the optimal temperature for livestock. To do all this, you need a local dairy weather station.

It can be discouraging to find that complex weather stations and data loggers are often costly and complicated, requiring technicians to configure and program. After all, your business isn’t in weather instrumentation. Still, your dairy business could certainly benefit from high-quality, reliable weather instruments, especially those available at a reasonable price.

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Solution

Dyacon has be working closely with DHI-Provo, a premier developer of herd and feed management software to provide a weather station fit to the specific needs of dairy farmers.

The MS-140 is the perfect dairy weather station for those needing to monitor local weather conditions. By having access to this information, you can watch wind speeds and increase food to counteract metabolism rates rising to keep the livestock warm, and monitoring temperatures and freezing points to keep livestock safe among other applications.

MS-140 includes an assembly of components including air and wind sensors as well as soil temperature and moisture levels. After being installed, the MS-140 begins to send weather reports and alarms strait to the users cell phone in the form of SMS. Alerts can be sent for wind speeds higher than a specific range, temperatures outside a designated range, lightning, humidity, and other conditions. The best  part? No additional software, websites, or computer programs are required.

The MS-140 was designed to be easily and efficiently set up and maintained. Adding the optional Dyacon Tripod-1 structure increases the ease of setup as well. From box to fully configured takes less an hour for the basic wire twister- no technician is required.

Feature Summary:

  • SMS (text message) weather reports
  • USB configuration
  • Air temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Barometric pressure
  • Soil moisture sensor
  • Soil temperature sensor
  • Rain gauge (optional add-on)

The MS-140 uses the same control module as all other Dyacon MS-1XX weather stations, so standard Dyacon communication features consisting of Modbus, USB configuration, and  Weather Underground compatibility are included. Data logging is built in to all Dyacon weather stations as well.

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