Living and working on a cattle and horse ranch in the deep south. I don't tweet, twit, chirp or face.
Feral hogs have been, and continue to be a rather large problem for farmers in the South. Knocking out crops, and taking down wildlife, these animals are nothing short of pests. Could a solution have been found? A company out of Louisiana called the Louisiana Hog Patrol has found the answer: drones.
They have created remote-controlled planes with thermal imaging cameras to hunt out the pigs and take them out. Though they are not necessarily creating an unheard of breakthrough, they are solving a major issue, one pig at a time. Read more about their story here!
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Dinner on the Shoe Bar
Shoe Bar Ranch, Texas., 1912
At its peak the Shoe Bar range covered 350,000 acres of leased land and 110,000 acres of land bought in Donley, Hall, and Briscoe counties. The cattle numbered around 50,000 head, with an annual calf crop of 14,000. Both underground and surface water were always plentiful.