Norwegian startup develops the world's first virtual fencing system/Startup noruega desarrolla el primer sistema de vallado virtual del mundo

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Those of you who are lucky enough to live in the countryside, especially where cattle are raised, will have noticed that electrified fences are everywhere, which help keep cattle under control by giving them small shocks when they get too close to the limits of their grass area, which are not painful but persuasive.

Aquellos que tenéis la suerte de vivir en el campo, sobre todo donde se cría ganado, os habréis percatado de que por todas partes se ven vallas electrificadas, que ayudan a mantener el ganado controlado aplicándoles pequeñas descargas cuando se acercan demasiado a los límites de su zona de pasto, que no son dolorosas pero si persuasivas.

According to estimates made by experts, in the United States alone there are more than twenty million kilometers of fences that, depending on the material they are made of, can cost between five dollars per meter for those made with bushes and close to fifty dollars per meter when it comes to electrified fences.

Según estimaciones hechas por expertos, tan solo en Estados Unidos hay más de veinte millones de kilómetros de cercas que, dependiendo del material del que estén hechas pueden tener un coste entre los cinco dólares por metro de las realizadas con arbustos y los cierca de cincuenta dólares por metro cuando se trata de vallas electrificadas.


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You don't have to be a math genius to calculate the enormous amount of money this represents, which is why the idea carried out by the Norwegian startup Nofence, which has developed the world's first virtual fence, using a GPS collar and a web application to monitor livestock remotely, seems like an excellent idea.

No hace falta ser un genio de las matemáticas para calcular la enorme cantidad de dinero que esto representa, por eso parece una excelente ideal la llevada a cabo por la startup noruega Nofence que ha desarrollado la primera valla virtual del mundo, utilizando un collar con GPS y una aplicación web para monitorear al ganado de forma remota.

The operation is simple, using a mobile device you enter the perimeter that constitutes the limits of the fence, the GPS collar tracks the movements of each cattle and when it approaches the limit, the collar first emits an auditory warning that intensifies as it gets closer to the virtual fence, ending up launching an electrical pulse if the animal exceeds the limits.

El funcionamiento es sencillo, mediante un dispositivo móvil se introduce el perímetro que constituye los límites del cercado, el collar con GPS rastrea los movimientos de cada res y cuando se acerca al límite primero el collar emite un aviso auditivo que se intensifica a medida que se acerca más a la cerca virtual, terminando por lanzar un pulso eléctrico si el animal sobrepasa los límites.

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The advantages of this application are more than obvious, to begin with it saves all the money on material and labor for the construction of the fences, on the other hand the limits of the area to be controlled can be changed dynamically without having to move the fences and it also reduces the stress that fences produce in animals.

Las ventajas de esta aplicación son más que obvias, para empezar se ahorra todo el dinero del material y de la mano de obra para la construcción de las cercas, por otro lado los límites de la zona a controlar pueden cambiarse dinámicamente sin tener que mover las cercas, además también reduce el estrés que las vallas producen en los animales.

The system not only allows for exhaustive control of the livestock, which prevents losses, but also allows for more efficient and nature-friendly grazing. The truth is that it seems like a great ideal to me, it has always bothered me a lot to see the field full of fences, in addition to having to resist the temptation to pee on the electric fence.

El sistema no solo permite un control exhaustivo del ganado, lo que evita pérdidas, sino que también permite realizar un pastoreo más eficiente y respetuoso con la naturaleza. La verdad es que me parece una ideal genial, siempre me ha fastidiado bastante ver el campo todo lleno de vallas, además de tener que resistir la tentación de mearme en la valla electrificada.

More information/Más información
https://www.nofence.no/en/

https://www.foodnavigator.com/Article/2023/05/23/virtual-fence-technology-could-make-meat-and-dairy-more-sustainable

https://ecoinventos.com/startup-noruega-desarrolla-el-primer-sistema-de-vallado-virtual-del-mundo/

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Wow brother, you keep sharing cooler and cooler stuff. I think it would definitely save money and make managing livestock easier without stressing the animals. Plus, no more unsightly fences messing up the countryside and that's like a win-win.. there's so much technology to come in our future

What I don't understand is why they didn't do it before, it seems very easy to implement.

Yes brother, clearly very easy to implement, perhaps they wanted the traditional fencing business to stay in business, I have no clue. This could help so much wow. !BEER

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