Farmer Uses Drone to Herd Flock of Sheep

South Island farmer Brett Sanders uses a drone to herd his sheep across his 29,000 acre farm near Alexandra, New Zealand.

Instead of using a sheep dog to herd the flock, the farmer attached a horn and siren to the drone to get his sheep moving.

“So far it is just an added tool I can use on the farm at certain times to help with the mustering”, said Sanders.

Using the drone saves both time and money and allows the farmer to keep an extra pair of eyes on the sheep.

Before buying his first drone second-hand from a kid, the farmer had wanted one for three years as deep snow in winter made it hard to check on the sheep regularly.

Apart from herding his sheep Sanders also enjoys the amazing footage of the stunning New Zealand landscape provided by the drone.

Article Source: Daily Mail, Mimmie Wilhelmson, June 01, 2015.

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