Drones have taken over many jobs during the past few years. With their flight capabilities and camera work, they can do tasks more efficiently. In fieldwork for example, drones are prized tools in ensuring data collection is fast and accurate. Drones also offer automated actions, which reduces manpower in the field immensely.
The Dawn of Drones
Because of their ability to be masters of the skies, drones are great for farmers in modernized areas. Of course, this means one has to invest in drone technology to gain its benefits. Farmers need to purchase their own drones, and learn how to navigate them through their lands. Drones have their upsides when it comes to farms. They can spot areas of drought, famine, and can assess seed distribution.
In a similar vein, livestock owners are now also starting to rely on drones for their work. In the past, the job of keeping livestock safe belonged to dogs. Now however, drones may replace them entirely. Shepherding livestock as well as creating a perimeter to guard has been an age-old priority. Predators can swoop in and create havoc both on the field and on the animals as well.
Mavic Enterprise Farmhands
Landowners in New Zealand have started using DJI’s Mavic drones to do their fieldwork. The drones have an added feature to them apart from the usual HD camera. These workers can bark – or at least broadcast a recording of one. Using these barks, they can do a shepherd dog’s job at a faster rate. To sum it up, the Mavic Enterprise drone mimics a dog’s sound, which in turn would command livestock around. Using the drone, a larger area can be managed, while also not endangering any animal – the dog included. In a recent comparison, dogs required over 2 hours to do the task of herding the animals. Doing the same task, the Mavic Enterprise managed to accomplish it in under 45 minutes.