Stress test: Australian study finds herding sheep via drone better for their welfare

Stress test: Australian study finds herding sheep via drone better for their welfare

The Guardian

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Study finds sheep have higher heart rates when shepherded by traditional means

Herding sheep using dogs, motorbikes or even people is not as ovine-friendly as a drone, new research shows.

A new Australian study found farmers who use drones to herd their flock have less stressed sheep and that methods of shepherding have a direct impact on animal welfare.

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