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Barn camera

Postby Tbrake » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Im waning to get a couple cameras to put in the calving barns. Getting tired of 2 or 3 night time checks. One barn is right at the house, 2-300 feet, the other is 3100 feet. Not sure if there is anything with that kind of range? Doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just reliable. I have looked up old threads but the links were all out dated and no good. I don’t need a monitor, I have both smart phone and an iPad. Any help would be much appreciated.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:24 pm

Not sure what the technology is but I know there is a wildlife camera that sends a pic to your cell phone and you can close a trap on hogs anywhere you have cell service
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Re: Barn camera

Postby Caustic Burno » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:27 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Not sure what the technology is but I know there is a wildlife camera that sends a pic to your cell phone and you can close a trap on hogs anywhere you have cell service


Guy that lives down the road works for the State WD has that.
He sets up hog traps in problem areas and doesn’t trip the trap until he can get whole sounder.
If I remember right it was kind of pricey like 3k for the set up.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:14 pm

Probably find a good setup from a service station/convenince store that's going,or gone out of business...
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Re: Barn camera

Postby Tbrake » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:39 pm

I have a few of the cellular trail cameras. I don’t think they would work very well for this. I’m in a bad cell reception area, and they will be in a tin roof building. Also I don’t want something that is motion activated, I would like to just have an app that I could log onto and see what is going on live. I may be dreaming, but this would sure make calving out heifers less stressful. Price is not a huge concern, I have enough head I can justify spending a little extra if needed
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Re: Barn camera

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:43 pm

Keep looking, someone here from Canada has one, of course can't remember who
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Re: Barn camera

Postby ez14. » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:55 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Keep looking, someone here from Canada has one, of course can't remember who

Seems like they raise Charolais.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:00 pm

If all else fails, the old fashioned way still works....https://www.google.com/search?q=a+cot+b ... cUQgTYI8AU
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Re: Barn camera

Postby TCRanch » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:24 pm

ez14. wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Keep looking, someone here from Canada has one, of course can't remember who

Seems like they raise Charolais.

I think it's lithuinian farmer.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby kenny thomas » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:44 pm

Dubcharo is the one I was thinking of. Raises Charolais and keeps them inside 6 months a year.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby ez14. » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:33 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Dubcharo is the one I was thinking of. Raises Charolais and keeps them inside 6 months a year.

Ding ding ding we have a winner!

That's who I was thinking of :nod:
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Re: Barn camera

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:39 pm

ALACOWMAN wrote:Probably find a good setup from a service station/convenince store that's going,or gone out of business...


I've seen clearer bigfoot footage than they usually have. Amazon/ebay have a lot of systems. I have some stationary 1080p cams and a ptz I can control from my phone. Takes a little big of network know-how to get everything setup, more than I can explain on here.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby slick4591 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:46 pm

We bought a nanny cam from Lorex to put in MILs room at the nursing home. They have WIFI and we can stream. If you can get WIFI out there you can watch from anywhere.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby farmerjan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:48 pm

Try checking with someone who has horses. They have pretty extensive barn/foaling stall cameras that could probably be used for cattle. That set up to catch the hogs in the traps sounds like it would work.
My poor cows just have to rough it. Calving on pasture, outside, no cameras, checked once or twice a day. But if I were into purebreds, and high dollar cattle, I would probably do it different. Nothing wrong with wanting to keep an eye on things.
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Re: Barn camera

Postby Silver » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:55 pm

Randi and NEFarmwife both have them and posted some links in the "How Long?" thread.
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