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Pushing boundaries in livestock farming

Instantly adaptable virtual fencing


The days of labour and resource-intensive physical fencing will soon be over. Moving and fencing livestock is no longer dependent on where you can get a fence line. eShepherd allows you to monitor, move and contain livestock anywhere on your farm, breaking down those difficult to fence paddocks into smaller grazing cells to run a more efficient and thriving pasture-based system.

We’re launching eShepherd on specific beef farming operations across New Zealand. Submit your enquiry today and Gallagher will be in touch when eShepherd is suitable for you.

Submit your eShepherd enquiry



A remote shepherd for your herd


Real-time visibility and peace of mind of being connected to your herd like never before. Track where your animals are located, what they are doing and where they have been roaming with 24/7 visibility of their grazing, resting and walking behaviours. eShepherd moves away from managing animals based on herd averages, monitoring each animal within your herd as an individual.

eShepherd™ is a solar powered, GPS enabled, livestock neckband that enables you to remotely track, manage, fence and move your livestock around your farm using virtual boundaries or fences. Simply draw your virtual fence anywhere on your property and your cattle learn to move with and remain within the virtual barrier.


Instantly adaptable virtual fencing

A remote shepherd for your herd

Cleaner, future proof farming

Committed to positive outcomes for happier, healthier animals

Animal health and wellbeing has always been a key consideration in the design of virtual fencing technology.

Gallagher eShepherd is committed to working with Animal Ethics Committee (AEC) members
, government bodies, and others to emphasise animal welfare. It involves recognising that animals are sentient beings deserving of respect and compassion and taking action to protect their well-being. The Term of Reference outlines the details of governing principles and responsibilities.

Submit your eShepherd enquiry

Please provide the following information to submit your enquiry. Should your property meet the initial criteria, the eShepherd team will be in touch to discuss further.

By submitting this form, you consent to Gallagher Animal Management storing your personal information to contact you about your enquiry. Your information will be collected and stored securely by Gallagher Group Limited based in New Zealand and may be shared with the wider Gallagher group as necessary to support your enquiry. We will not share, disclose or sell your information to third parties for marketing purposes. For full details on how we use and manage your personal information, your rights to access, correct or delete your personal information, and how to contact us about your personal information, please see our Privacy Statement.

Read more about eShepherd

Gallagher leverages decades of global experience to bring NZ-made virtual fence to beef farmers


For the last 6 years, Gallagher has been partnering with New Zealand and Australian beef farmers to trial eShepherd. The technology has proven particularly effective in helping farmers improve pasture management and protect riparian zones, despite farming on remote and vast landscapes.

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