This project tests the use of a current virtual fence technology as a possible containment system for goats in rotational and targeted grazing without the use of physical fences. Effectiveness of containment, time, and labor costs will be measured and compared to older management techniques.
The project is being conducted by The Munch Bunch LLC through a grant issued by North Central Region SARE program supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and U.S. Department of Agriculture. The University of Minnesota provides approval of the livestock care plan. Contributors to this project include Cherrie Nolden, an independent consultant for the data analysis of this project.
We would like to thank NoFence for allowing us to use their technology in this research project.
Nofence Grazing Technology consists of a solar-powered GPS collar and a digital boundary.
What happens when they reach the boundary?
Goats turn around when they hear the noise from the collar.
We used NoFence to contain goats for a project to girdle bark in late fall of 2021