4 Ways to Use Drones on a Dairy Farm
Feed ManagementFeed is one of the most critical elements on a Dairy farm. It constitutes 50-60% of total farm costs and up to 20% of that can be lost due to shrink. As an essential component to the production of milk, its important that farms and their nutritionists know exactly how much feed they have. With the right drone, software, and surveying equipment, you can measure feed pile and get highly precise volume measurements to help with feed management. Combine these precise measurements with consistent data points, and you can begin tracking usage trends, as well as metrics like shrink and density.
Crop ManagementFields are so vast and conditions so variable that its difficult to make the right decisions to improve crop health and yield. Drones for farming provide the unique opportunity efficiently gather the information needed to make those timely decisions. The right combination of drone and sensor type can provide a number of new opportunities for crop management, including:
- Water Drainage
- Yield Estimates
- Stalk/plant counts
- Pest infestation
- Crop Health