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{"id":6883084869,"title":"Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter","handle":"kestrel-5500ag-agriculture-weather-meter","description":"\u003ch2 style=\"float: right;\"\u003e\n\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/files\/DATALOGGER_large.png?v=1483221513\" style=\"margin-left: 2px; float: right;\"\u003eAgriculture production requires local, site specific information regarding indoor climates and outdoor environments.\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kestrel 5500AG is your comprehensive meter for condition monitoring and record keeping on the farm, ranch, or in the field. The Kestrel 5500AG provides you with data for risk identification, environment assessments, and action plan development. This meter includes THI, compass for direction and Delta T, an additional measurement to aid spraying applications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003eGet the environmental data you need for livestock and crop production and other farm and ranch activities.This lightweight, handheld, multi-function meter can be used inside and out for barn\/facility condition assessments to spraying decisions where both wind speed and direction must be recorded. This comprehensive meter will deliver spot measurements, log and store data, and aid in auditing and record keeping. The Kestrel 5500AG is easily carried in a pocket or glove box and is ready to help whenever and wherever needed. Its rugged build and waterproof case mean it can work as hard as you do. Be prepared: be informed of local and micro-climate enivornments at your site. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003eClip the Kestrel 5500AG into the optional \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-accessories\/products\/rotating-vane-mount-carry-case-for-kestrel-5xxx-series-meters\" title=\"Kestrel Vane Mount\"\u003eKestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount\u003c\/a\u003e and you have a sturdy weather station that can be left in place for days or weeks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpray Management\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe Kestrel 5500AG provides Delta T measurements to aid in assessing acceptable spraying conditions and ensure you're within guidelines. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals to help you select the right spray nozzle. The compass provides direction to minimize spray drift. The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site Delta T, wind speed, and direction without any additional user input. When combined with the Kestrel’s average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Use an accessory carry pouch to keep your Kestrel handy on your belt, ready to go before any spraying operations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHeat Stress Management with THI\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHI\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e(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 5500AG 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 5500AG.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBarn \/ Housing Ventilation Assessments\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRegardless of the type of barn\/house design all livestock require proper ventilation and air movement to maximize health, growth, and comfort.  The Kestrel 5500AG provides wind 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 5500AG – a few quick menu picks and built-in averaging gives you accurate readings instantly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMicroclimate, Harvest and Storage Conditions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMany livestock professionals also grow and store grains, hay and other feedstuffs. The Kestrel 5500AG can measure micro-climates around the farm to determine where mold and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting, drying, and storage. Leave the Kestrel 5500AG in place anywhere in the field, barn or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions, (the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-wind-vanes\/products\/rotating-vane-mount-carry-case-for-kestrel-5xxx-series-meters\" title=\"Kestrel Vane Mount\"\u003eKestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount\u003c\/a\u003e and a ¼-20 camera clamp or tripod makes it easy).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eChoose Kestrel LiNK Option to Add the Power of Apps\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLiNK is Kestrel’s wireless data communication system, powered by \u003cstrong\u003eBluetooth\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e low energy\u003c\/strong\u003e. Choose the Kestrel 5500AG with LiNK option and you get full iOS, Android, PC and Mac app support.  See real-time readings on your phone or tablet on a customizable dashboard up to 100’ away (line of sight). Download stored data from your Kestrel to save or share it. Plus, you can update the firmware on your Kestrel when improvements are released.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNote:  \u003cstrong\u003eBluetooth\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e low energy\u003c\/strong\u003e is built into all recent iOS and Android devices. PC and Mac connectivity require purchase of a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/products\/link-wireless-dongle-for-pc-or-mac-for-kestrel-5000-series-meter-with-link\" title=\"Kestrel LiNK Dongle\"\u003eKestrel LiNK USB Dongle\u003c\/a\u003e. Non-LiNK units can be connected to PC’s and Mac’s, but NOT phones and tablets, using the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-usb-cables-bluetooth-dongles\/products\/usb-data-transfer-cable-for-kestrel-5000-series-meters-ir\" title=\"Kestrel USB Cable\"\u003eKestrel USB Data Cable\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBuilt for Agriculture Use\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards – 10 drops from 4’).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWaterproof and dustproof (sealed to IP67 standards – 30’ submersion to 3’).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall – carry in your pocket or store in your glove box.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh visibility case to avoid loss.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLarge, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for use in low-light conditions.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAirflow impeller can be field-replaced without tools if damaged – patented!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProtective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5-year warranty.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandheld, portable, data logger with on-screen graphing and measurement statistics.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOptional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKestrel COC regarding accuracy of measurements\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eMeasurements\u003c\/span\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAir Flow\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind Speed \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAltitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBarometric Pressure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrosswind\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDelta T\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDensity Altitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDew Point Temperature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind \/ Air Direction\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeadwind \/ Tailwind\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeat Stress Index\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelative Humidity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStation Pressure (Absolute Pressure)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTemperature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHI \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind Chill\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWho's Using the Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDairy Producers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Growers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Sprayers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Dusters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePoultry Growers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSwine Operations\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLivestock Processors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVeterinarians\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNutritionists \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAg Consultants\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eResearchers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eModels \u0026amp; SKUs:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter: 0855AGHVG\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKestrel 5500AG \u003cspan\u003eAgriculture\u003c\/span\u003e Weather Meter with LiNK: 0855AGLVHVG\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eIncludes:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNeck Lanyard\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProtective Drawstring Pouch\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eInstruction Manual \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFive Year Warranty\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTips for Taking Accurate Measurements\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWorks with Compatible Apps: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKestrel LiNK for Windows and Mac\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for Windows \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for MAC OSX \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSimple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK .USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKestrel LiNK for iOS \u0026amp; Android\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for iOS\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for Android\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.  When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.  Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. \u003cstrong\u003eNOTE:\u003c\/strong\u003e Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2016-12-18T09:50:00-05:00","created_at":"2016-12-18T10:07:48-05:00","vendor":"Kestrel","type":"Weather Meter","tags":["Air Flow (CFM)","Altitude","Barometric Pressure","Crosswind","Delta T","Density Altitude","Dew Point","Headwind \/ Tailwind","Heat Stress Index","LiNK (Bluetooth) Available","Relative Humidity","Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)","Temperature","Temperature-Humidity Index (THI)","Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)","Wind Chill","Wind Direction","Wind Speed"],"price":31900,"price_min":31900,"price_max":39900,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":23331697221,"title":"No LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$0","option1":"No LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$0","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"0855AGHVG","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":17346207557,"product_id":6883084869,"position":2,"created_at":"2016-12-18T10:07:50-05:00","updated_at":"2016-12-18T10:07:50-05:00","width":375,"height":375,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_nonlink1.jpg?v=1482073670","variant_ids":[23331697221]},"available":true,"name":"Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter - No LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$0","public_title":"No LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$0","options":["No LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$0"],"price":31900,"weight":312,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"730650003587"},{"id":23331697285,"title":"Yes LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$80","option1":"Yes LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$80","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"0855AGLVHVG","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":17346207301,"product_id":6883084869,"position":1,"created_at":"2016-12-18T10:07:50-05:00","updated_at":"2016-12-18T10:07:50-05:00","width":375,"height":375,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link1.jpg?v=1482073670","variant_ids":[23331697285]},"available":true,"name":"Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter - Yes LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$80","public_title":"Yes LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$80","options":["Yes LiNK \/ Vane Mount +$80"],"price":39900,"weight":312,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-3,"inventory_management":null,"inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":"730650003594"}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link1.jpg?v=1482073670","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_nonlink1.jpg?v=1482073670","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link.jpg?v=1482073671","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link_cows.jpg?v=1482073672","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link_hand.jpg?v=1482073672","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link_hand_corn.jpg?v=1482073673","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link_hand_spray.jpg?v=1482073673","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_nonlink.jpg?v=1482073674","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855agback.jpg?v=1482073674"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/products\/0855ag_link1.jpg?v=1482073670","options":["Add LiNK Wireless Connectivity + Vane Mount?"],"content":"\u003ch2 style=\"float: right;\"\u003e\n\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0344\/1457\/files\/DATALOGGER_large.png?v=1483221513\" style=\"margin-left: 2px; float: right;\"\u003eAgriculture production requires local, site specific information regarding indoor climates and outdoor environments.\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Kestrel 5500AG is your comprehensive meter for condition monitoring and record keeping on the farm, ranch, or in the field. The Kestrel 5500AG provides you with data for risk identification, environment assessments, and action plan development. This meter includes THI, compass for direction and Delta T, an additional measurement to aid spraying applications.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003eGet the environmental data you need for livestock and crop production and other farm and ranch activities.This lightweight, handheld, multi-function meter can be used inside and out for barn\/facility condition assessments to spraying decisions where both wind speed and direction must be recorded. This comprehensive meter will deliver spot measurements, log and store data, and aid in auditing and record keeping. The Kestrel 5500AG is easily carried in a pocket or glove box and is ready to help whenever and wherever needed. Its rugged build and waterproof case mean it can work as hard as you do. Be prepared: be informed of local and micro-climate enivornments at your site. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003eClip the Kestrel 5500AG into the optional \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-accessories\/products\/rotating-vane-mount-carry-case-for-kestrel-5xxx-series-meters\" title=\"Kestrel Vane Mount\"\u003eKestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount\u003c\/a\u003e and you have a sturdy weather station that can be left in place for days or weeks.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"display: inline !important;\"\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSpray Management\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003eThe Kestrel 5500AG provides Delta T measurements to aid in assessing acceptable spraying conditions and ensure you're within guidelines. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals to help you select the right spray nozzle. The compass provides direction to minimize spray drift. The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site Delta T, wind speed, and direction without any additional user input. When combined with the Kestrel’s average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Use an accessory carry pouch to keep your Kestrel handy on your belt, ready to go before any spraying operations.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eHeat Stress Management with THI\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHI\u003c\/strong\u003e, \u003c\/span\u003e(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 5500AG 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 5500AG.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBarn \/ Housing Ventilation Assessments\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRegardless of the type of barn\/house design all livestock require proper ventilation and air movement to maximize health, growth, and comfort.  The Kestrel 5500AG provides wind 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 5500AG – a few quick menu picks and built-in averaging gives you accurate readings instantly.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan\u003eMicroclimate, Harvest and Storage Conditions\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMany livestock professionals also grow and store grains, hay and other feedstuffs. The Kestrel 5500AG can measure micro-climates around the farm to determine where mold and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting, drying, and storage. Leave the Kestrel 5500AG in place anywhere in the field, barn or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions, (the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-wind-vanes\/products\/rotating-vane-mount-carry-case-for-kestrel-5xxx-series-meters\" title=\"Kestrel Vane Mount\"\u003eKestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount\u003c\/a\u003e and a ¼-20 camera clamp or tripod makes it easy).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eChoose Kestrel LiNK Option to Add the Power of Apps\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLiNK is Kestrel’s wireless data communication system, powered by \u003cstrong\u003eBluetooth\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e low energy\u003c\/strong\u003e. Choose the Kestrel 5500AG with LiNK option and you get full iOS, Android, PC and Mac app support.  See real-time readings on your phone or tablet on a customizable dashboard up to 100’ away (line of sight). Download stored data from your Kestrel to save or share it. Plus, you can update the firmware on your Kestrel when improvements are released.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNote:  \u003cstrong\u003eBluetooth\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e low energy\u003c\/strong\u003e is built into all recent iOS and Android devices. PC and Mac connectivity require purchase of a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/products\/link-wireless-dongle-for-pc-or-mac-for-kestrel-5000-series-meter-with-link\" title=\"Kestrel LiNK Dongle\"\u003eKestrel LiNK USB Dongle\u003c\/a\u003e. Non-LiNK units can be connected to PC’s and Mac’s, but NOT phones and tablets, using the \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/collections\/kestrel-usb-cables-bluetooth-dongles\/products\/usb-data-transfer-cable-for-kestrel-5000-series-meters-ir\" title=\"Kestrel USB Cable\"\u003eKestrel USB Data Cable\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eBuilt for Agriculture Use\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards – 10 drops from 4’).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWaterproof and dustproof (sealed to IP67 standards – 30’ submersion to 3’).\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSmall – carry in your pocket or store in your glove box.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHigh visibility case to avoid loss.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLarge, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for use in low-light conditions.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAirflow impeller can be field-replaced without tools if damaged – patented!\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eProtective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5-year warranty.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHandheld, portable, data logger with on-screen graphing and measurement statistics.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eOptional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eKestrel COC regarding accuracy of measurements\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eMeasurements\u003c\/span\u003e:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAir Flow\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind Speed \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAltitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eBarometric Pressure\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrosswind\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDelta T\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDensity Altitude\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDew Point Temperature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind \/ Air Direction\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeadwind \/ Tailwind\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eHeat Stress Index\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eRelative Humidity\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eStation Pressure (Absolute Pressure)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTemperature\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTHI \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eWind Chill\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eWho's Using the Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e:  \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDairy Producers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Growers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Sprayers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eCrop Dusters\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003ePoultry Growers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eSwine Operations\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eLivestock Processors\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eVeterinarians\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNutritionists \u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAg Consultants\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eResearchers\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eModels \u0026amp; 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font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for Windows \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for MAC OSX \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSimple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK .USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKestrel LiNK for iOS \u0026amp; Android\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for iOS\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: small;\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.allkestrel.com\/pages\/resources\"\u003eKestrel LiNK for Android\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.  When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.  Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. \u003cstrong\u003eNOTE:\u003c\/strong\u003e Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}

Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter

Product Description
$319.00 USD
Maximum quantity available reached.
Sku: 0855AGHVG
Brand: Kestrel

Agriculture production requires local, site specific information regarding indoor climates and outdoor environments.

The Kestrel 5500AG is your comprehensive meter for condition monitoring and record keeping on the farm, ranch, or in the field. The Kestrel 5500AG provides you with data for risk identification, environment assessments, and action plan development. This meter includes THI, compass for direction and Delta T, an additional measurement to aid spraying applications.

Get the environmental data you need for livestock and crop production and other farm and ranch activities.This lightweight, handheld, multi-function meter can be used inside and out for barn/facility condition assessments to spraying decisions where both wind speed and direction must be recorded. This comprehensive meter will deliver spot measurements, log and store data, and aid in auditing and record keeping. The Kestrel 5500AG is easily carried in a pocket or glove box and is ready to help whenever and wherever needed. Its rugged build and waterproof case mean it can work as hard as you do. Be prepared: be informed of local and micro-climate enivornments at your site. 

Clip the Kestrel 5500AG into the optional Kestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount and you have a sturdy weather station that can be left in place for days or weeks.

 

 

 

Spray Management

The Kestrel 5500AG provides Delta T measurements to aid in assessing acceptable spraying conditions and ensure you're within guidelines. Based upon ambient temperature and dew point, Delta-T provides guidance on the evaporation rate of sprayed chemicals to help you select the right spray nozzle. The compass provides direction to minimize spray drift. The Kestrel 5500AG calculates and logs on-site Delta T, wind speed, and direction without any additional user input. When combined with the Kestrel’s average wind and max wind gust measurements, agriculture professionals can ensure they spray safely, every time. Use an accessory carry pouch to keep your Kestrel handy on your belt, ready to go before any spraying operations.

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 5500AG 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 5500AG.

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 5500AG provides wind 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 5500AG – 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 5500AG can measure micro-climates around the farm to determine where mold and disease may be a problem, ensuring conditions are right for harvesting, drying, and storage. Leave the Kestrel 5500AG in place anywhere in the field, barn or greenhouse to get a graphical history of overnight conditions, (the Kestrel 5 Series Rotating Vane Mount and a ¼-20 camera clamp or tripod makes it easy).

Choose Kestrel LiNK Option to Add the Power of Apps:

LiNK is Kestrel’s wireless data communication system, powered by Bluetooth® low energy. Choose the Kestrel 5500AG with LiNK option and you get full iOS, Android, PC and Mac app support.  See real-time readings on your phone or tablet on a customizable dashboard up to 100’ away (line of sight). Download stored data from your Kestrel to save or share it. Plus, you can update the firmware on your Kestrel when improvements are released.

Note:  Bluetooth® low energy is built into all recent iOS and Android devices. PC and Mac connectivity require purchase of a Kestrel LiNK USB Dongle. Non-LiNK units can be connected to PC’s and Mac’s, but NOT phones and tablets, using the Kestrel USB Data Cable.

Built for Agriculture Use:

  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards – 10 drops from 4’).
  • Waterproof and dustproof (sealed to IP67 standards – 30’ submersion to 3’).
  • Small – carry in your pocket or store in your glove box.
  • High visibility case to avoid loss.
  • Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight and is backlit for use in low-light conditions.
  • Airflow impeller can be field-replaced without tools if damaged – patented!
  • Protective pouch, neck lanyard and Lithium AA battery included.
  • 5-year warranty.
  • Handheld, portable, data logger with on-screen graphing and measurement statistics.
  • Optional LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers.
  • Kestrel COC regarding accuracy of measurements

Measurements:

  • Air Flow
  • Wind Speed 
  • Altitude
  • Barometric Pressure
  • Crosswind
  • Delta T
  • Density Altitude
  • Dew Point Temperature
  • Wind / Air Direction
  • Headwind / Tailwind
  • Heat Stress Index
  • Relative Humidity
  • Station Pressure (Absolute Pressure)
  • Temperature
  • THI 
  • Wet Bulb Temperature (Psychrometric)
  • Wind Chill

Who's Using the Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter:  

  • Dairy Producers
  • Crop Growers
  • Crop Sprayers
  • Crop Dusters
  • Poultry Growers
  • Swine Operations
  • Livestock Processors
  • Veterinarians
  • Nutritionists 
  • Ag Consultants
  • Researchers

Models & SKUs:

  • Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter: 0855AGHVG
  • Kestrel 5500AG Agriculture Weather Meter with LiNK: 0855AGLVHVG

Includes:

  • Neck Lanyard
  • AA Lithium Battery (Average Life 400 Hours)
  • Protective Drawstring Pouch
  • Instruction Manual 
  • Five Year Warranty
  • Tips for Taking Accurate Measurements

Works with Compatible Apps: 

Kestrel LiNK for Windows and Mac

Simple communication to Windows and Mac computers is provided through the optional LiNK .USB Dongle or USB Data Transfer Cable. Download your data to view, analyze and archive.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters.

Kestrel LiNK for iOS & Android

Wirelessly connect with iOS and Android devices.  When in range, view real-time measurements, receive on-screen alerts and download your data.  Logged data can be viewed, analyzed, archived and shared via e-mail, Facebook and Twitter.  Enables firmware update of Kestrel 5 series meters. NOTE: Range up to 100’ line of sight – reduced by walls and obstructions.

 

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