What if cattle could be contained without a fence? Think of the cost savings to ranchers and the ability it would give wildlife to roam more easily. A Montana rancher will be the subject of a test project involving new technology that creates a virtual fence, somewhat like the invisible fences dog owners use. Fitted with a collar, the cattle would be warned and then mildly shocked when getting close to a boundary drawn on a smart phone or pad. What’s more, the rancher could move the cattle using the program without even being in the field.
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)