New DJI drones: the best drones to buy

What is the best drone to buy? DJI are working constantly to improve their range of drones available for users. They are the leading supplier of drones in the market place today. With Christmas just a few months away it is a very good time to think about what to buy that special person in your life who has everything. Perhaps you have a son or daughter who would like to cultivate an interest in photography, or you have a farmer in the family and you would like to help…

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Fun with Drones

Drones can be a great source of fun for all the family.  All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy they used to say. That is about to change with the advent of drones as now the boring old hard working farmer will have time to stop and have some fun with his drone.   Drones come in all sizes and a range of prices . Teenage kids would have a lot of fun playing outdoors with their drone rather than being stuck inside playing computer games. They…

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Farmers Learn About Drones at Beef Conference

On Tuesday we attended the annual Beef Conference where we were inspired and motivated by a number of very qualified speakers. Among them was Wayne Lording of  Lording Estate. Wayne talked about how he uses drones on his own property and because of his background as a helicopter and fixed wing pilot is able to teach farmers how to maintain and operate their drones. His list of qualifications is long. Wayne works as a green and sustainable energy farming advisor  for the state and federal government. He also advises the…

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DJI Mavic Pro Review – Your eye in the sky

Yesterday I went to a Beef Conference where we as producers were given a feast of knowledge from a panel of experts in the agricultural field. One of them was a farmer/ pilot/ businessman who shared his knowledge of Drones and outlined clearly  how they can be integrated into our farm operation to make many tasks so much easier and faster. One of the drones he used and demonstrated was  the Phantom Pro.  You can take a look at a special offer on this one here. There was a strong…

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Just for fun

Common sense  must prevail when it comes to drones for regular use.. There has to be some laws and guide lines and some training governing their use.   The pic to the left might be a cartoon but it could be a reality.  So if you are thinking about purchasing a drone you must also think about educating yourself on the legal requirements and on the safe  operation of the drone . None of us want to be in a world where there are swarms of drones flying randomly overhead.…

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Where is the Water? Is it too little or too much?

Today we went for a drive 200 kilometers east of where we live  where rain has been scarce in the last 6 months. Keep an eye on the water supply Raising  livestock or growing crops both require substantial amounts of water.  Did you know that a grazing cow needs from 40 to 60 liters of water per day?  Farmers need to calculate the amount of water they have available for the number of stock they carry.  A severe drought will affect both the water supply and the pasture growth so…

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Technology Takes Off on the Farm

  By Capricorn4049 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link   Some people think that farmers are hick and uneducated but let me tell you they are anything but. Farmers need to be well versed and competent in many areas. They are managing multi million dollar enterprises  and they need to be very switched on or they will rapidly go down the gurgler. Modern farmers need to be skilled in animal husbandry and animal health, soil health  and plant and weed species, budgeting, mechanics, fencing, and be competent with computer…

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