Helicopter cowboys in Australia
Ben Tapp owns a super-sized cattle ranch in the Australian outback. He farms sustainably by allowing his livestock to move freely from pasture to pasture so they can graze on fresh grass. During the mustering season, he must gather the cattle that have wandered over hundreds of acres – it's a huge challenge. The modern method is to round up the cattle by helicopters. High up in the air the pilot can spot the cattle easily, but it's not that straightforward. A lapse in concentration could be fatal. Mustering by helicopter has revolutionized the Australian beef industry and has succeeded in keeping up with the huge global demand for beef.