Cattle mustering has always been a manual labor enterprise. Little has changed for centuries. Some minor improvements have occurred but the new Remote Livestock Management System (RLMS) developed by Precision Pastoral Pty Ltd is a leap forward to more efficiency.
Computer Hardware and software are combined in a practical control method. All animals have to drink. When Cattle drink at a watering point they are guided through a pathway that identifies, weighs and drafts animals into particular holding pens. Those who are not ready for market are automatically released back into the paddock. The system is solar powered so there are virtually no running costs. Cattle tags are easily read.
Growth rates, calving and fertility are all monitored. Feed supplements can also be effectively regulated. This will improve profitability for farmers. They have been waiting a long time for something like this. Degradation in rangeland can be solved by relocation into new pastures via the gates.
The new computer mustering system is seen as a revolution in cattle and sheep production. There are strong prospects for its adoption in north and south America, Asia and Africa.