Agersens and CSIRO collaboration strengthened

AGRI-TECH company Agersens and the CSIRO have signed a Collaboration Agreement (CA) to build on their existing relationship as they develop and commercialise livestock technologies made possible by eShepherd.

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Agersens and the CSIRO continue to develop the eShepherd system. Picture courtesy Agersens.

The eShepherd is a smart collar system for livestock, enabling cattle producers to create "virtual fences". Using a smartphone, tablet or PC, producers can remotely fence, muster and monitor their livestock from anywhere in the world.

This virtual fencing system uses a GPS-enabled, solar-powered smart collar containing a CSIRO-developed algorithm to train cattle to stay within the virtual boundary when they hear an audio cue from the collar. The technology was patented by the CSIRO and is licenced exclusively to Agersens worldwide.

Ian Reilly, chief executive officer of Agersens, said the technology has the capacity to revolutionise livestock farming globally by unlocking value from the digital transformation of the beef and dairy industries.

"Using eShepherd,...