De-intensify dairy with collars


Imagine turning up to the dairy shed at 5.30am and the cows are already there waiting. One farm boy couldn't understand why we have so much technology on-farm now but we still walk / drive behind cows to muster them into the shed.

The Rural Exchange team spoke to 2017 NZ Innovation Award Winner, Craig Piggot, Founder of HALTER about his GPS remote controlled collar system that uses stimuli such as sound to manage the cows movement.

Craig explains that it actually gives the cows freedom and we don't have to have such intensive mobs of cows as can roam more freely as they will muster via the HALTER collar to the shed or next paddock.

Rural Exchange with Hamish McKay, Sarah Perriam and Richard Loe, 5-7am Saturday and Sunday on RadioLIVE with Carter’s Tyre Service. Click here for all the ways to watch and listen.