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Spotlight Series: Geofences for Pasture Management
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A Solution for Shelley
Shelley's ranch in eastern Washington has 350 head and covers roughly 5000 hectares. Shelley recently cooperated with three other nearby ranches to deploy the GSatRancher tags throughout their herds to cover all bulls, lead cows, and heifers. This has allowed them to become better land managers, share pasture management data, and address any health concerns as a group.
Shelley has been contacted by nearby wheat farmers via the University to study intensive grazing, as a method to address the current market issues with fertilizer. They will take soil samples before hand for a baseline. Once the cattle are on site, they will continually sample throughout the process to find when the field is ready to plant. Combined with the amount of cattle and period of time, they hope to have a repeatable process to help improve resource management.
Geofences allow GSatTrack users to know how tags are interacting in a certain area. Users will be alerted when tags enter or exit Geofences, and how long they dwell inside of Geofences if configured that way. By stacking Geofences, users can define very specific interactions within the chosen area. Beyond Alerts, as tags interact with Geofences, the Report menu allows detailed reports to be generated and shared with third parties.
Shelley's Missing Piece
With the Geofences created in GSatTrack, Shelley is able to share the detailed data on the the amount of cattle and grazing time, and combined with the soil sampling, they are able create a solution for more intelligent decision making when it comes to fertilizing fields.
More About GSatTrack
GSatTrack is an industry-best device-agnostic telematics visualization platform that offers a suite of tools that help people Monitor, Manage, and Maximize their tracked Assets from anywhere in the world. GSatTrack features real-time data feeds, map interfaces with live and history modes, complex reporting, and advanced interactive tools. Trusted by high-profile public and private sector clients alike, GSatTrack is also the default choice of most major Satellite networks, having been certified for use by Globalstar, Inmarsat, and Iridium.
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