Virtual fencing is an AgTech solution that has the potential to improve the drought resilience of sheep and cattle enterprises. This project demonstrates the potential for improved drought resilience through implementing virtual fencing. Outputs will include quantification of the efficacy of virtual fencing through observing spatial data and animal interactions with the virtual boundary and measuring production parameters such as liveweight/body condition score, crop/pasture biomass, pasture utilisation and soil integrity. These will be combined to develop return-on-investment figures and recommendations for sheep and cattle producers.
- Wintinna Station Virtual Field Day (video): the online field day at Wintinna Station in September 2023 shared an update on the Virtual Fencing Trial underway on the property. The field day discussed how the trial was implemented, including the time taken to induct cattle and factors that affected results. This recording shows where the virtual fencing was used and where cattle moved as a result.