Rangeland managment from space

Rangelands cover 50% of the earth’s surface. The average livestock farmer has to manage hundreds to thousands of hectares of this precious resource on foot, horseback or vehicle – a colossal task.

For the first time, freely available satellite imagery can give farmers a bird’s-eye view of their farm from space. The only problem is that accessing this imagery is very difficult and once you have it, interpreting it is even more challenging.

SpaceGrazer aims to solve this problem. Farmers who use the SpaceGrazer mobile and web app, are able to obtain real-time satellite imagery and statistics on their farm’s forage availability, quality and a host of other user-friendly data.

All the farmer has to do is register, digitize their grazing camps/paddocks, and we will do the rest for you. Some of the information provided includes:

  • Forage quality and availability scores down to the camp-level
  • Interactive 3D maps of forage biomass
  • Rangeland degradation status
  • Woody plant cover maps
  • Interactive historical trend graphs of the above stats
  • Forage forecasts and early warning systems
  • Grazing rotation management tool

According to the Food and Agricultural Organisation, meat and dairy consumption is set to increase 75% by 2050. For farmers to meet this rise in demand without compromising rangeland condition, they need tools such as SpaceGrazer to increase efficiency and sustainability.

Check out the SpaceGrazer app here: SpaceGrazer

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