The Kestrel 5000AG is designed to meet the needs of livestock, agriculture and animal health professionals. Producers, growers, veterinarians, and consultants in every field of agriculture will gain vital information regarding micro-climate conditions needed to maximize performance and profitability.
When combined with the Kestrel Vane Mount and Kestrel Tripod the Kestrel 5000AG becomes a stand-alone farm environmental monitoring station as the large wind vane and precision pivot keep the Kestrel oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of all key environmental parameters. With a storage capacity over 10,000 sets of time-stamped data this robust weather station can be left in place for days or weeks.
There are two versions of Kestrel 5000AG:
With the standard Kestrel 5000AG data can be transferred using the K5000 USB Data Transfer Cable (sold separately) to a Windows/Mac device. The free of charge Kestrel LiNK App will allow you to view and hold all data as well as download into .csv format.
The Kestrel 5000AG LiNK version has Bluetooth connectivity allowing you to transfer data wirelessly to an iOS (iPhone, iPad) device or Android smartphone or tablet when within range using the appropriate Kestrel LiNK App. You can also transfer data wirelessly to a Windows or Mac computer using the optional Kestrel Bluetooth USB Dongle (sold separately). Data can be viewed live on the App up to 100 feet away (line of sight).
When combined with the Kestrel Vane Mount and Kestrel Tripod the Kestrel 5000AG becomes a stand-alone monitoring station as the large wind vane and precision pivot keep the Kestrel oriented into the wind for continuous measurement and logging of wind speed and all other key environmental parameters.
Heat Stress Management with THI:
THI, (Temperature-Humidity Index) has been used for decades as a measure to classify heat stress risk in many livestock production and transportation operations. This measurement includes both temperature and relative humidity and is a basis for both strategic and tactical management practices which benefit animal health, productivity and well-being. The Kestrel 5000AG calculates and logs on-site THI based on user selection of either the NRC (National Research Council, 1971) or Yousef (Yousef, 1985) accepted THI calculations. Objective and accurate site-specific measurements are critical to ensuring a heat stress management strategy that is cost effective; and they're at your fingertips with the 5000AG.
Barn / Housing Ventilation Assessments:
Regardless of the type of barn/house design all livestock require proper ventilation and air movement to maximize health, growth, and comfort. The Kestrel 5000AG provides air speed and air flow measurements to quickly quantify air movement in the vicinity of livestock, locate drafts, measure fan effectiveness and confirm duct discharge velocity. Volume air flow takes duct shape and dimensions into account and allows for accurate comparison of various locations in a system. No calculator is needed to determine airflow with the Kestrel 5000AG – a few quick menu picks and built-in averaging gives you accurate readings instantly.
Microclimate, Harvest and Storage Conditions:
Many livestock professionals also grow and store grains, hay and other feedstuffs. The Kestrel 5000AG can measure micro-climates around the farm to determine where mould and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting, drying, and storage. Leave the Kestrel 5000AG in place anywhere in the field, barn or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions, the K5000 Vane and Mount with Kestrel Tripod create a stand-alone monitoring station.
Mil-SPEC-810G drop tested with an IP67 waterproof rating the Kestrel 5000 is designed and constructed to withstand the harsh working environment it will encounter on farms. The unit comes with a five-year warranty and certificate of conformity as standard.
Dew Point Temperature
Heat Stress Index
Air Flow & Air Speed
Temperature-Humidity Index (THI)
Temperature / Wind Chill (Fahrenheit and Celsius)
Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
Barometric Pressure (inHg and hPa (mb))
Altitude (Feet and Meters)
Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
Exterior temperature, humidity & pressure sensors for fast & accurate readings
Large easily read high resolution, high contrast display with backlight
Time & Date
Customize screens to display user-selected measurements
Graph & recall trends
Min, Max & Average values
Automatically store measurements, when powered on or off
Manually store measurements with the press of a button
Customizable data storage - 10,000 data points
Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.
Data upload to iOS & Android phones & tablets
Data upload to Windows or Mac computers with optional USB Data Cable
Data upload to Windows & Mac computers via wireless Bluetooth (LiNK Enabled Meters only with the optional Kestrel Dongle)
Standard user-replaceable AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
Drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards (10 drops from 4’)
Waterproof and dustproof (sealed to IP67 standards – 30’ submersion to 3’)
Certificate of Conformity
Patented Impeller and Sensor Technology (user-replaceable)
Impeller cover allows use of other functions whilst protecting the impeller
Waterproof & Floats
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