Smart Shepherd weeds out black sheep

Smart Shepherd weeds out black sheep
Smart Shepherd technology measures the ewe-lamb bond. (Image: Supplied)
Rebecca Howard
Smart Shepherd NZ is positioning itself to help farmers keep on top of the need to limit emissions and makes it easier for them to sell a fat lamb.What is it? Basically, it is a Bluetooth collar that identifies the lambs raised by each ewe and measures the strength of the ewe–lamb bond, says co-founder and sheep geneticist Aimee Charteris. Why does that matter? Healthy lambs that survive to weaning drive profit. Good mothers ensure they do.The technology makes it possible to identify and select top performers, which will im...

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