Rounding up cattle on the La Escalera Ranch in Far West Texas, using a Phantom 3 drone:
La Escalera Ranch ("Herding Cattle with a Drone") from Lyda Video & Photo on Vimeo.
Cattle herding in Queensland, Australia, from an article in International Business Times:
Herding sheep by drone in New Zealand: Article in the Daily Mail.
What prompted my interest in this at once esoteric and emblematic rural activity? As those of you who have been flowing this blog know, I am at work on a book about Far West Texas. I spent the weekend transcribing some of my notes from driving around out there, including a spectacular stretch of US-385 heading south at sunset from Fort Stockton to Marathon. Judging from the number of gates out there with the logo that looks like a III, or a small ladder, La Escalera Ranch owns the zone. Hence, the Google, which landed me on their very interesting website with that video of the drone roundup.