One man and his drone herd sheep
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University studies benefits of herding sheep with drone

On a small farm in Newport, Shropshire, the sound of a drone herding sheep for their daily feed can be heard.

A study is testing the ethical and cost benefits for farmers of using drones to move livestock.

Autonomous drones are already flown to do this job in New Zealand and Prof Mark Rutter, from Harper Adams University, said they were potentially a viable tool for UK farmers too.

  • 23 Mar 2019
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