grazing meat goats

on the farm

marketing meat goats

raising goats


Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a full-time farmer in Western Wisconsin where I raise meat goats and sheep on pasture using regenerative and rotational grazing practices.

I created this website because
I had so many people reaching out, both locally and beyond, wanting to know more about how I was raising and marketing goats.

I also recognized that it IS so hard to find information in this space. I wanted to share what I've learned along the way and reduce your time searching the depths of the internet.


Freezer temperature sensors offer a sense of security

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

When we first started storing frozen meat on our farm in deep freezers, and later a walk in freezer, we wanted a way to know quickly if our freezer wasn’t working properly. Our solution was to start using walk in freezer temperature sensors.

After a little bit of research and getting feedback from other farmers who were using walk in freezers with temperature sensors, we decided to go with the SensorPush Wireless Thermometer (affiliate link) and the WiFiGateway Access (affiliate link). Both are available on Amazon.

How we use our freezer temperature sensors

We use our SensorPush temperature sensors with our:

  • Walk in freezer where we store our meat 
  • Glass top bunker freezer, which we use for farm order pick ups and mobile use
  • Refrigerated trailer, which we use to bring our meat from the processor back to our farm

Each freezer has its own sensor so we can track the temperature over time or have an alarm set to know when there’s a change in temperature.

I’ve even used the temperature sensors for a short period of time with our house refrigerator when we were having issues with keeping it cool. We could actually see the temperature activity over time, which was really helpful in understanding the issue.

We’re using the temperature sensors because we’re not in our freezer on a daily basis. This way I can monitor the temperature from any location. I also can get alerts if the temperature increases above a certain temperature, indicating there might be a mechanical problem. It’s part of my risk management protocol with storing meat on our farm for sale.

How does the temperature sensor work?

The SensorPush sensor cubes work remotely with a free app on your phone, communicating via Bluetooth. We’ve added the WiFi gateway so we can access the temperature sensors by wifi on our phones.

Inside the app you can see the temperature history over time. You can also set up alerts to get by email or in the app to know when the temperature gets over a certain level.

Why we like these freezer alarms

We like these SensorPush wireless temperature sensors because

  • They’re easy to set up and use
  • They have an easy to use, free app for either iPhone or Android
  • There’s no monthly fees for use
  • They run on coin batteries which can easily be changed 
  • You can use multiple sensors with the app
  • You can make it wifi enabled to use when you’re away from home or the farm

Where to buy the temperature sensors

We purchased our temperature sensors on Amazon. Here are the specific products we are using (affiliate links):

About the author

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Legal disclaimer: All information provided is based on personal experience and is provided for educational and information use only. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our website, company and owner for any direct or indirect loss or conduct incurred as a result of your use of our website and any related communications. This applies to, but is not limited to, business operational information and consulting, as well as farm and goat management practices.Any animal health information provided on this website is based on personal experience or information provided by others whose treatments and practices have been discussed with a veterinarian. In all situations, it is the responsibility of the livestock owner to consult with a veterinarian before using any animal health practices shared on this website or by this company and its owner. See the full legal disclaimer here.