Department Signs MOU with Australian Firm Agersens

The Department of Animal Sciences and the College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Australian firm Agersens to do research on a virtual fence for livestock.  Their innovative product, called “eShepherd,” uses technology that enables the user to control the movement of cattle and sheep without using a physical fence via the use of energized individual collars and GPS coordination via specialized software.  Department Chair John Foltz has worked to secure this collaboration, which will allow access to this novel technology for use by our faculty to determine efficacy and the economics of this system.  For more information, see: