GPS Cattle Tracking

Easily and affordably track and monitor your cattle with GPS.  

Animal tracking has been around for decades but is only now becoming an everyday technology. Size, weight and price of gps ear tags have been major factors that have prevented widespread adoption. Tracking technology has rapidly evolved and cattle tracking has now become a reality. Ranchers can select how often they need the location of an animal, which can be as fast as every 1 minute. As well, today’s technology has the ability to last the lifetime of the animal which eliminates the need to change batteries. Smart farming provides an easy to use monitoring system to help you make management decisions that directly improve your ROI. No matter if you are interested in simple animal identification, or more advanced livestock tracking, our solar ear tags provide a easy to apply solution for advanced livestock management.


Cellular based cattle tracking is the most common and easy to deploy.  There are no base stations to deploy, you get frequent updates and coverage is based on cellular networks.


Satellite based cattle tracking works almost everywhere on earth, does not require a base station and can send data in 30 minute, 1 hour or 6 hour intervals.  Requires a clear view of the sky.


LoRa based cattle tracking works great in areas without any infrastructure, but requires the user to setup a base station.  Location updates can be as fast as every 1 minute.

Cellular Cattle GPS Tracking

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Easily track your cattle with cellular technology

With no base station to install,  you can quickly connect one of our cellular GPS trackers to your animals in minutes.  The tracking device will operate on the local cellular network and provide locations directly to your phone or computer. 

Location updates can be as fast as every 5 minutes.  Update frequency can be changed remotely. 

Connecting a cellular tracking device to the animal can sometimes be tricky.  We see many users attaching the Oyster2 tracking device to a collar and strapping this to the animal.  Sim cards are included and the device will automatically connect to AT&T or TMobile towers.  If the animal travels outside of cellular coverage, you will not receive any livestock tracking updates.

Battery life estimates for the cellular based cattle/animal trackers are as follows:

  • 15 Minutes – 11 Weeks
  •  1 Hour – 44 Weeks
  • 6 Hour – 257 Weeks

Battery life estimates are only estimates.  The life of the battery depends heavily on the strength of the cellular signals in the area. 

Cellular Cattle Tracker Details

Weight194 grams (6.8 ounces)
Size4.25" x 3.39" x 1.22"
Location UpdatesAs fast as every 3 minutes
Coverage AreaN. America (AT&T Coverage)
Batteries3 AA
Available AttachmentsCollar
SoftwareMobile App or Computer

Satellite Cattle Tracking

Cattle GPS Tracker Size Comparison

The smallest GPS cattle tracker available

Imagine being able to monitor the location of your cattle at any time, in almost any area of the globe.  No cell service required.  The smallest and most powerful solar powered cattle GPS tracker is now available.  Weighing only 24 grams and barely bigger than a golf ball, this tracking device is a step above the rest.

The easiest solar powered cattle gps ear tracker

Collar GPS trackers have been around for a long time, but ranchers can have problems with the size of the collar and the possibility of the animal getting caught in branches or brush.  The cattle ear tag allows for easy installation and removes the risk of the cattle getting hung up in the brush.  

Cattle ear tag gps tracker with solar

No SIM Card

No additional fees to access cellular networks

Global Coverage

The ear tag is 100% satellite based and has coverage across the globe

3 Years of Service

No batteries to change because the device is solar powered

Light Weight

Weighing only 24g makes this the smallest GPS tracker for cattle

Satellite Images

View the location of animals with Google Earth images


Receive alerts if your cattle leave the ranch

No Tower

No towers to install and no infrastructure to deploy

Frequent Updates

Choose 30 min, 1 hour or 6 hour location updates

How the ear tag works

Satellite Tracker Ear Tag Details

Weight24 grams (0.846 ounces)
Size2.28" x 1.25" x 0.73"
Location UpdatesEvery 6 Hours
Coverage AreaGlobal
Battery Life Without Sunlight15 days
Available AttachmentsEar Tag or Collar
SoftwareMobile App or Computer

LoRa Cattle Tracker

Coverage where you need it

Are you in an area without good cellular coverage?  Looking for a more affordable tracking solution than the satellite ear tag?  LoRa could be the solution you are looking for.

Think of LoRa as being similar to WiFi, except coverage can extend to 10 miles from the antenna. 

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