Rancher Revolution

Tech Projects are Helping Raise Healthier, Faster-Growing Livestock

"Progressive tech user" typically isn't a phrase that describes ranchers. But a global wave of IT projects aims to change that by making livestock management much more efficient—and profitable. Some farmers are tapping tech to identify sick livestock while others are focused on fattening up cattle more quickly. And at Australia's University of Sydney, a team is hard at work on a project to deliver SwagBot, which it bills as the world's first robot for rounding up sheep and cattle.
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