- Identify sick or down animals that need prompt treatment
- Locate livestock across many acres
- Search for mother and offspring and assess their health
- Inspect fences quickly to determine if they need to be repaired, mowed or sprayed
- View seasonal grazing patterns to determine future forage selection
Structural components: Barns and structures pose a risk to animal safety and the UAV.
- Tip: Fly around structures, not over them, to maintain animal safety and prevent damage to the UAV.
Shadows: Extreme light contrasts in and around buildings, making it hard to see animals.
- Tip: Try multiple camera settings and images to find the right balance.
Animal instinct: Animals may instinctively fear the sound or sight of the UAV.
- Tip: Keep a close eye on behavior and take measures to acclimate livestock to the UAV’s presence.
Animal Agriculture Examples
During a sorghum feed trial, the researchers were having trouble with the heifers jumping the..
Animal identification is key in keeping good records on livestock. Reading eartags in the pasture..
A common concern when working with UAVs around livestock is whether or not the animals will be...
A stitched plant-health map of cover crops shows a grazing gradient where patterns are starting...
Checking this automatic water device by UAV allows a farm manager to remotely and quickly...
the bank, but an aerial view can give the operator a new perspective.
Video was collected from above, behind and to the side of each spreader which allows you to see...