Australia tests system to weigh cattle using ‘groundbreaking’ satellite technology | The Japan Times

English: An Australian Kelpie working cattle, ...

English: An Australian Kelpie working cattle, Woolbrook, NSW. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Cattle and horses in stockyards, Vict...

English: Cattle and horses in stockyards, Victoria River Downs, NT, Australia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Japan Times reports that Australian farmers managing cattle stations as large as some European nations will soon be able to monitor their cows and pastures from space as part of “groundbreaking” technology. Scientists are cited as saying the technology, developed with government and private funding, taps into a satellite passing overhead to record the weights of herds daily while monitoring pasture conditions.

Source: Australia tests system to weigh cattle using ‘groundbreaking’ satellite technology | The Japan Times

The article explains that many cattle farms are harsh and remote, often larger than Cyprus with more than 55,000 cattle.

Of course, the article is features in the Japan Times under the heading ‘Technology’.

Young people reading this article, struggling to find work, worried about personal debt, austerity and the relentless advance of technology need to be pragmatic and prepare themselves for the decades ahead with the right skill-set.

Thoughts?

One response

  1. Dr Alf is right and the Australians need to embrace technology in this way as they are ultimately going to become the food producer of choice for the Far East which means their agricultural methods have to be cutting edge.

    The young must embrace technology and find ways to develop linear income and businesses that will sustain them in the world where 50% of conventional American jobs and 75% of most other jobs in other countries will have vanished permanently by 2033.

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