Virtual Fencing (VF) represents a newly helpful technology to manage herd in extensive livestock systems. In VF system, traditional physical fences are replaced by virtual ones and, when the animals approach the boundaries, they receive a paired stimulus: an audio cue followed by a low electrical shock when animals are close to the virtual fences. If animals continue to walk forward, they receive a maximum of three consecutive low shocks, until they return to the virtual grazing area. The study aims are: i) to evaluate the animal’s ability to learn, and so, to avoid the aversive stimulus; ii) to evaluate the efficiency of the system to manage the herd within grazing areas virtually delimitated.

Application of Virtual Fencing for the management of Limousin cows at pasture during spring-summer season: preliminary results / Andrea Confessore, Chiara Aquilani, Lapo Nannucci, Edoardo Bellini, Giovanni Argenti, Nicolina Staglianò, Marco Moriondo, Camilla Dibari, Paola Semenzato, Sandro Nicoloso, Carolina Pugliese. - ELETTRONICO. - (2021), pp. 39-39. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 1st EAAP-FAO/CIHEAM Joint Meeting “Mountains are agroecosystems for people”.

Application of Virtual Fencing for the management of Limousin cows at pasture during spring-summer season: preliminary results

Andrea Confessore;Chiara Aquilani;Lapo Nannucci;Edoardo Bellini;Giovanni Argenti;Nicolina Staglianò;Marco Moriondo;Camilla Dibari;Carolina Pugliese
2021

Abstract

Virtual Fencing (VF) represents a newly helpful technology to manage herd in extensive livestock systems. In VF system, traditional physical fences are replaced by virtual ones and, when the animals approach the boundaries, they receive a paired stimulus: an audio cue followed by a low electrical shock when animals are close to the virtual fences. If animals continue to walk forward, they receive a maximum of three consecutive low shocks, until they return to the virtual grazing area. The study aims are: i) to evaluate the animal’s ability to learn, and so, to avoid the aversive stimulus; ii) to evaluate the efficiency of the system to manage the herd within grazing areas virtually delimitated.
Proceedings of 1st EAAP-FAO/CIHEAM Joint Meeting “Mountains are agroecosystems for people”. June 7th-9th 2021, Bled, Slovenia
1st EAAP-FAO/CIHEAM Joint Meeting “Mountains are agroecosystems for people”
Andrea Confessore, Chiara Aquilani, Lapo Nannucci, Edoardo Bellini, Giovanni Argenti, Nicolina Staglianò, Marco Moriondo, Camilla Dibari, Paola Semenzato, Sandro Nicoloso, Carolina Pugliese
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