A few meters from the entrance to the Brandelles farm, in Saint-Martin-de-Brethencourt in the Yvelines, the cows graze by the roadside. No fence prevents them from reaching the asphalt. However, not an animal crosses to devour the apples which fall from the trees on the other side of the departmental road.
“The first week, we had up to 6 calls per day from neighbors to alert us. They feared that our animals would escape ”, smiles Florentin Genty, the farmer at the head of this farm of 80 cattle and 80 ewes. Messages that did not worry him. And for good reason: despite the absence of a barrier, Florentin Genty knows that his cows cannot escape. Around their neck, a huge collar contains a GPS that sends them sound signals and then electric shocks as they approach the virtual boundaries he has drawn through his GPS application.
Set up virtual fences[…]
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