An award-winning New Zealand Southland farming family are looking to the sky for inspiration to reduce costs on their hill country sheep, beef and cropping farm.

They purchased a $4000 drone package from the USA and hope to realize a $40,000 yearly savings in time and fuel costs using the drone to monitor their sheep flocks.

Full story here: Farm drone in NZ

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Comment by Phil Gordon on October 29, 2013 at 2:27pm

Great story attached,well worth a read.

I can see why these guys are award winning farmers,forward thinking.

Comment by Pat Jack on October 29, 2013 at 6:50pm

And that's some lovely country there to shoot video of from a drone, looking forward to hearing more about their successes using multi-rotor UAV technology. The young man should become an admirable pilot quite quickly.

Comment by HeliStorm on October 30, 2013 at 10:25pm
I was raised on a sheep farm. I like UAS. New Zealand looks awful pretty in all the brochures. Hmmmm...

Then I read the comments section. It looks as if they are in the same spot we are in the US with regulation.

Oh well. The wife would have probably never agreed to a move half-a-world away anyway.

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