A new perspective in cattle counting

Cownter is an online tool that detects and counts cattle from aerial imagery, especially designed for the Australian landscape.

Online and easy-to-use

Currently hosted on Picterra, a user-friendly and online tool, Cownter aims at helping producers to detect and count animals, and allowing for more informed business decisions, particularly in times of duress.

The detector is under development, and access is currently limited to interested Queensland-based cattle growers and partners. If you work in the cattle industry, please contact Farm Doctors now and request access to Cownter.

Use your own aerial imagery

The detector supports high-resolution aerial imagery (including drone imagery), and is optimised to 10 cm/pixel photos or orthomosaics. Additional imagery requirements are:

  • Georeferenced to the WGS84 coordinate system (latitude/longitude);
  • Captured in a vertical orientation (the camera should be pointing straight down);
  • Supported formats are TIF, JPG and PNG;
  • Each individual file size should be limited to 4GB.

Tailored to Australia

Cownter is trained to count cows in a wide variety of Australian environments. Queensland has been our laboratory, offering distinct and challenging soil and vegetation backgrounds for automatic cattle detection.


The team


You can join the team by funding further software development stages, donating aerial imagery showing cows, and testing Cownter.

Contact Farm Doctors to discuss open partnership opportunities.