By Sharon O’Keeffe
A DRONE may soon be as common, and as useful, as a cattle dog on Australian properties.
Ruralco, procurement manager, Leonie Furze said Ruralco, along with partner Precision Hawke, is carrying out a research project with Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to investigate the future of drones.
“We are looking at how drones can assist beef cattle producers,” she said.
Ms Furze said the project involved surveying producers to crowdsource information on how drones could or should be used.
“We are finding activities like checking water points, fence lines and stock are the obvious uses,” she said.
Ms Furze said labour saving and workplace safety were potential benefits perceived by farmers of the technology.
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