Topics of discussion will include drones, remote water monitoring systems and more.

March 15, 2024

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Technology is being incorporated into the tradition of ranching more and more often. But producers need to consider the cost and whether it adds value. Nebraska Extension in Kimball-Banner Counties is presenting a roundtable discussion with area producers and researchers to discuss the technology available and how it can be effectively applied to ranching.

“There are a lot of options out there for producers to spend money on that claim to increase efficiency or enhance ranch management,” said Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension educator. “Our goal with this program is to provide some information about what’s available, but also to hear from producers who have on-the-ground experience and have seen the perks and pitfalls. We want to balance what’s possible with what’s real.”

The discussion will include:

  • Drones — Use with pasture and cattle management and understanding regulations.

  • Remote Water Monitoring Systems and Cameras — How well do they work? What is the cost?

  • Calming Pheromone Treatment for Cattle — What it is and observations of its effectiveness.

  • Virtual Fencing — How well does the technology currently work? What has been learned?

The roundtable program will be at the 4-H Building located just off South High School Street in Kimball, Nebraska on Tuesday, April 16 from 7-8:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and no registration is required.

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