Blockchain Chicken Farm, and Other Stories of Tech in China’s Countryside - The Untold Technological Revolution Sweeping Through Rural China (NYtimes)

So Jiang turned to high-tech chicken surveillance. He outfitted his chickens with wearable legbands that record their movements — “a chicken Fitbit of sorts” — and worked with a tech start-up to record the data on a blockchain.

"To increase the yield of pork farms, Alibaba trained a new artificial intelligence, “ET Agricultural Brain,” on vast amounts of data from pork operations, the better to predict how to increase yield."

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