Challenges in Ranching
27% of U.S. land, or 614 million acres, is dedicated to areas for livestock grazing. While the average ranch size is 442 acres, that’s still a significant amount of land that needs to be inspected and maintained each day. In regards to land management, ranchers have to plan grazing, crop rotations, and infrastructure development frequently. These plans are in addition to raising and monitoring their livestock, performing counts, calving, and herding. With so many things to do and resources needed, it can be difficult to prioritize or reach each task.
Drone technology simplifies these processes by providing an efficient, quick way to map and gather insights from your selected area. With a complete, data-rich map of your ranch, it’s easier than ever to evaluate options and track changes over time. Plus, you’ll be saving money on your rangeland monitoring program by removing the need for new ranch hands (typically costing between $1,000-$1,500 per hour) or expensive helicopter imagery.