Scientists keep watch on herds by satellite; FARM & COUNTRY.A HERD of cows in the Yorkshire Dales The Yorkshire Dales (also known as the "Dales") is the name given to an upland area, in Northern England.
The area lies within the historic county boundaries of Yorkshire, though spans the ceremonial counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, and Cumbria. will have their every move monitored by satellite during a unique conservation experiment.
The blue grey and beef shorthorn Beef Shorthorn
the beef variety of the shorthorn breed of cattle. cows are being fitted with electronic collars containing a Global Positioning System Global Positioning System: see navigation satellite.
Global Positioning System (GPS)
Precise satellite-based navigation and location system originally developed for U.S. military use. .
The equipment - more commonly used to study wild animals WILD ANIMALS. Animals in a state of nature; animals ferae naturae. Vide Animals; Ferae naturae. - will be able to pinpoint the exact position of the cattle at any one time.
As well as helping farmers to improve livestock management, conservationists hope to assess the impact that cows have on the local ecology.
Electronic tags on Yorkshire cattle (above) and Blinky, the four-eyed, two-mouths calf