Mi-Co, a developer of solutions for mobile data and digital handwriting, is now part of the fight against Mad Cow Disease.
“Usually a company doesn’t want to be linked with Mad Cow Disease, but in this case Mi-Co and Mad Cow is all about the monitoring and minimizing the impacts of this threat to our food chain,” Barrett Joyner, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Mi-Co, tells Local Tech Wire.
The US Department of Agriculture is using mobile data capture software and Mi-Forms digital software from Mi-Co to assist in gathering data about livestock in the field.
The formal name for mad cow disease is Bovin espongiform encephalopathy or BSE.
According to the Department of Agriculture and Mi-Co, the livestock data program has four major goals:
monitoring the disease
“Working with the USDA has been a rewarding experience because of the importance of this work to all of us,” said Carolee Nail, vice president of operations at Mi-Co, in a statement. “The USDA was looking for ways to increase the quality of the data that was collected and after using the Mi-Forms system on 25 Tablet PCs and doing a thorough evaluation, they are ready to roll out 100 more.”