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Fence-free farming - the future of livestock management

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In this episode of the MSF Farm Talk podcast, Nick Paltridge and Rick Llewellyn from CSIRO discuss the revolutionary concept of fence-free farming through virtual fencing technology.

They explore recent trials and successful sheep management at Lameroo, along with the broader implications for cattle farming.

The conversation highlights the potential benefits of virtual fencing, including enhanced ground cover management, improved feed efficiency, and significant environmental advantages such as protecting riparian zones.

Despite the current focus on cattle, there is promising research into adapting these technologies for sheep. Rick explains the progress made, challenges faced, and future prospects of virtual fencing in agriculture.

00:00 Introduction to Fence-Free Farming

00:17 Welcome to MSF Farm Talk Podcast

00:26 Revolutionary Concept of Virtual Fencing

00:31 Exciting Developments in Virtual Fencing Technology

00:40 Insights from Recent Trials

00:54 Potential Future of Virtual Fencing

01:17 Interview with Rick Llewellyn

01:30 CSIRO's Work on Virtual Fencing

01:54 Challenges and Progress in Sheep Management

02:58 Commercial Development and Environmental Benefits

05:14 Technological Developments for Sheep

06:03 Conclusion and Future Prospects

This podcast was developed as part of the "Developing robust ground cover to enable resilience in low rainfall mixed farms" project through funding from the Australian Government's Future Drought Fund.

For more info visit the Robust Groundcover project page

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