Rounding up sheep by drone

Green farmer

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Ireland
Instead of chasing after sheep on a quad and not really having the time to train and look after a dog, a friend suggested would a drone be able to do the job ? For jobs like moving ewes from paddock to paddock or for rounding them up and getting them into a race, would a drone be a feasible alternative ? Anyone working with one ? Is it the future ?
 

Jameshenry

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Location
Cornwall
Instead of chasing after sheep on a quad and not really having the time to train and look after a dog, a friend suggested would a drone be able to do the job ? For jobs like moving ewes from paddock to paddock or for rounding them up and getting them into a race, would a drone be a feasible alternative ? Anyone working with one ? Is it the future ?
Nothing will replace a good dog
 

Old Shep

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I think it would be easier and quicker to get a trained dog than to learn how to fly a drone with the accuracy required to put sheep in a pen. Plus when you work a dog you have both ands free to open gates etc. How would you do that with your hands busy flying the drone? Plus with a dog you get a new best mate. Their exercise is going round the sheep with you so ne extra time required there.
 

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World Food Day: NFU Cymru celebrates Welsh food producers at the Senedd

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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