The interest in virtual fencing is growing in Swedish as a flexible innovative solution for grazing animals. The technique is used in Norway for cattle, sheep and goats but is not legal in Sweden. Attend this digital event to learn more about the technology and discuss its future in Sweden.
Together with Gröna Möten, RISE invites you to a digital day about virtual fences. Learn about its uses, pros and cons of the technology. During the day, researchers from Norway, representatives from Naturbeteskött Sverige, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland and the Swedish Board of Agriculture talk about the technology from many different perspectives. In connection with these presentations, you have the opportunity to ask your questions. The event ends in a workshop part where we summarize the participants' reflections on virtual fencing technology. Welcome with your registration!
Patricipation is free of charge. Last day to register is March 15.
Ulrika Åkesson, Agroväst Gröna Möten welcomes you together with Lotten Wahlund, RISE
09.10 Experience from research studies with Nofence in Norway
Silje Eftang, NMBU, presents technology developed through research studies based on animal welfare. Results and the way to an approval in Norway.
09.50 What does animal welfare say and rules apply?
Helena Elofsson, Head of Animal Welfare at the Swedish Board of Agriculture, explains why the rules exist and what is required from an animal welfare perspective to make virtual fencing solutions possible in the future.
10.20 Value of biodiversity in pasture
Karin Persson, Länsstyrelsen Västra Götaland, describes how to influence biodiversity through grazing.
10.40 How to influence new opportunities for sustainable beef and lamb production with virtual fencing on natural pastures
Anna Jamieson, Naturbeteskött Sverige, talks about opportunities for increased use of natural pastures with virtual fencing and how it affects the climate and environmental perspective.
11.10 The future of grazing
Lotten Wahlund, RISE Jordbruk and trädgård provides input to group discussion
11.30 Lunch break
12.15 Group discussion
This is a joint arrangement between Gröna Möten and RISE and is carried out within the framework of rise project "Virtual fencing for easier and more flexible grazing systems" funded by the SLO Fund.
Date: March 17, 2021
Place: Teams meeting (digital)
Price: Free of charge