Effect of Agrilaser at US dairy farm with starling problem - Case Study
A dairy farm in Idaho, United States was faced with a tremendous starling problem. Each year thousands and thousands of starlings arrived in flocks. Starlings are attracted by comfortable resting places inside which hold an abundant and easy-access food source. This particular farm experienced problems both inside the stables as outside on the land. The birds were feeding on the cow feed, resulting in annual damages of USD 150,000 to 200,000.
Advanced laser technology
Then the Agrilaser technology was brought in. The principle of repelling birds with a laser beam is inspired by nature. Birds perceive the approaching laser beam as a physical object. It appeals to the survival instinct, causing the birds to fly away. It’s safe, silent and birds do not get used to the laser beam.
Years of research were dedicated to develop the ultimate laser beam. This was accomplished by applying a combination of highly precise optics, filtering and light frequencies. The result is exceptional performance in bird repelling while maintaining safety for both humans and birds.
The stables are a perfect location for the Agrilaser Autonomic. The Agrilaser Autonomic is a fully automated bird repelling system, providing continuous bird repelling capability after one time configuration. The Agrilaser Autonomic enables effective bird repelling across long distances and wide areas up to 3,000 acres. It is a clean and silent solution, which is completely harmless to birds. And the Agrilaser Autonomic maintains its repelling effect over time.
An Agrilaser Autonomic was installed in the stable and the effect was immediately visible. The starlings left the stable as soon as the laser beam was coming in their direction. Outside an Agrilaser Handheld (portable bird repelling torch) was used to further deter the birds.
No effect on livestock
As you can see in the video, the livestock is not disturbed by the laser beam at all.