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GPS tracking set to revolutionise livestock management

A recent trial of global positioning system (GPS) tracking technology on Twynam Agriculture’s “Buttabone” property in Western NSW has shown that steers graze only a fraction of the paddock available to them.

“Most graziers realise that their cattle don’t use the paddocks evenly,” said Dr Mark Trotter from the University of New England’s Precision Agriculture Research Group, who is leading the research project. “However, using GPS technology we can now measure exactly how much time an animal spends in any given area.”

Read more … (UNIS Australia)

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