NMSU Students Find New Way to Use Tech to Monitor Livestock

Ranchers are eager to meet increased consumer demand for free range meat, but this method of ranching also has unique challenges. How do you collect critical information on herds of roaming animals that are scattered over a large area? What are they eating, how much ground do they cover each day?

Students at the New Mexico State University have come up with a clever high tech solution for ranchers. They developed an enclosure for a camera that allows it to be attached to cows’ neck harnesses, kind of like a GoPro. The project will allow them to gather important information and keep tabs on their cows with an unprecedented level of detail.

Read more about the project here.

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