Precision Ranching: Using Drones to Manage a Herd of Cattle

By Doug

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Many innovative technologies have made their way to the farm or ranch—for example, GPS applications for precision seeding, and technologies that test and manage soil moisture content. Farmers and ranchers are an engaged, forward-thinking audience when it comes to using technology to improve data recording accuracy and increase the yields and efficiencies of their holdings. It’s not only a fascinating application of unmanned aerial systems, but also a researcher’s dream come true. Hear how a three-year applied research project resulted in the development of a drone-based RFID technology for the ranching industry.