Virtual fencing research finds 'no alarms' as cows learn technology quickly

Rodney Woods
March 10 2024 - 9:00am
Dr Megan Verdon, who is a TIA senior research fellow, said she was surprised how quickly the cattle learnt the technology. Picture by TIA
Dr Megan Verdon, who is a TIA senior research fellow, said she was surprised how quickly the cattle learnt the technology. Picture by TIA

There was no real difference in cow behaviour, performance and production during a trial comparing cattle in normal fenced paddocks and those trained to learn virtual fencing and herding technology, according to a Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture study.

Rodney Woods

Rodney Woods

Reporter

I'm excited to have joined The Advocate team having grown up reading the publication. I have experience in agricultural, general and sport reporting during my time in northern Victoria. If you have a story idea, contact me at: rodney.woods@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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