Nofence gives animals access to good, varied pasture lands. The system consists of a solar-powered GPS collar and a digital map. If an animal crosses the Nofence boundary and enters the warning zone, the collar starts vibrating and beeping to warn the animal that it will receive an electric shock. Goats soon learn what the signals from the collar mean, and turn back to avoid the electric shock. This ensures that the goats stay within the defined boundary.
Nofence safeguards animal welfare and promotes sustainable agriculture.
You define the pasture land in the app and transfer the information wirelessly to the collars. After a learning period, the goats will be safely fenced in. You can follow the animals’ movements and will be notified if anything unexpected occurs.
The app has a map that you use to define the Nofence boundary you want the animals to stay. Alternatively you can physically walk around the relevant area with your smartphone and define virtual fence posts. Then you put the collars on the goats.
For training to be successful, the animals must feel safe. Create a simple pasture land in a familiar place and stay with the animals. Goats soon learn what the signals from the collar mean, and turn back to avoid the electric shock. This ensures that the goats stay within the Nofence boundary.
Nofence provides unique insight into the grazing habits of your animals, because the app lets you follow your flock at all times. You know exactly where they are and that they are safe. If an animal escapes, the sounds, vibrations and electric shocks stop. If this or anything else unexpected happens, you will be notified on your smartphone.
I’m delighted that Norway is developing technology that will allow us to make better use of our pasture resources.
— Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food, Jon Georg Dale