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Cattle Operations Employing Robots for Some Dangerous Work

Beef processing giant, Cargill is using the robotic cattle driver and the company says it hopes the technology will improve the safety of their workers. (Photo Credit: Cargill Inc.)

Working with cattle is a high-risk occupation. Among other risks, the animals can deal painful, or even fatal, kicks. Harvest Public Media’s Esther Honig reports that Wichita-based beef production giant Cargill has found a solution: a robot that drives cattle.

Harvest Public Media is a reporting collaboration focused on agricultural and rural issues throughout the Midwest.



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