Australia’s first ‘virtual fence’ for dairy farms launches in Tasmania, but it’s banned in some states

August 3rd, 2023

ABC Online, Other, 03/08/2023, Meg Powell
Each morning when Tasmanian farmer Duncan Macdonald wakes up and heads to the milking shed, his herd of dairy cows is already there and waiting. It’s a far cry from waking up at 3am, rounding them up in a paddock in the dark, and herding them for an hour. […] She said the race to introduce the technology has been ticking since its initial conception in the 1980s, followed by a further boost in the early 2000s when the CSIRO commissioned research and development in the area.

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