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UC ANR Virtual Fence Workshop 7/13/23


Virtual Fencing (VF) is an emerging technology that contains livestock within user-defined boundaries with a reduced need for physical fences. Ranchers create and adjust virtual boundaries on a digital map, like Google Maps, that are detected by GPS collars worn by the livestock. The collars contain the livestock within the defined boundaries using sound followed by mild electric stimulus. This allows for the rapid implementation of new and improved forms of herd and range management for large and small ruminants.

This public workshop will focus on the practicality and effectiveness of VF by featuring ranchers currently using the technology, representatives from the two available VF companies in the United States (Vence and Nofence), and UC Cooperative Extension research projects aimed at exploring the potential applications of VF.

The workshop will be held on 7/13/23 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Sutter Creek Auditorium, located at 18 Main St., Sutter Creek, CA 95685. Admission is $15 per person and includes lunch from the Safeway Deli. Please direct questions or registration assistance to Brian Allen by email at or the UC Cooperative Extension office at (209) 223-6482. Reserve your spot today!

$15.00 Quantity:   required charge