A shepherd for every animal
eShepherd™ virtual fencing is coming
Track, manage, and move animals with the touch of a button. Anytime, anywhere. The eShepherd app gives you 24/7 visibility and control over the whereabouts and health of your animals, connecting farmers to their herds like never before.
What is eShepherd?
eShepherd is a solar powered, GPS-enabled neckband. It connects with web and mobile applications that enable farmers to fence, move and monitor their livestock remotely from the convenience of their phone or laptops. Farmers can draw a virtual fence anywhere on their property and their cattle are trained to remain within that virtual barrier.
At its core, the eShepherd system is a virtual pasture and animal management tool that has the potential to solve some of the most significant problems cattle producers face. It offers benefits to farmers’ lifestyles, the natural environments which they farm, and the bottom line of their farming operations.
How does it work?
A virtual fence is created in the eShepherd software and sent to the animal’s neckbands via the cloud. Animals wearing the eShepherd Neckband are trained to recognise and stay within virtual boundaries defined by farmers. When an animal approaches the virtual fence, the neckband emits an audio cue. If the animal ignores the cue and continues towards the virtual fence, the neckband delivers an aversive but harmless pulse. eShepherd cues are automated, predictable and avoidable; animals quickly learn to alter their behaviour and respond to an audio cue alone.
1. eShepherd Neckband
The neckbands on each animal sends data and their coordinates to GPS satellites.
2. GPS positioning
The whereabouts of each animal are logged on a GPS.
Animals’ data is sent to a base station that is installed on a farm. This base station acts as an intermediary between the eShepherd Neckbands and the app from which farmers can control their animals.
4. Cloud database
The data gathered by the Base Station is sent to a Cloud Database. Algorithms then process this data into actionable insights for farmers.
5. eShepherd app
Farmers can virtually manage their pastures and livestock from a convenient app.
Remotely monitor animals with welfare, location, and movement insights
Quickly identify when your animal has been separated from the herd, injured, etc.
Move animals quickly and efficiently whilst minimising their stress
Grazing heat maps help identify where the most productive pastures are