Virtual cattle fencing – A novel approach for grazing management
Come learn about our practical experiences implementing grazing management with a virtual fencing system.
Carolyn Fitzsimmons, AAFC/ University of Alberta
Carolyn grew up on a mixed beef and grain farm in Saskatchewan. After wandering the world a bit she found herself back in Canada employed as a Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, co-located at the University of Alberta. Although Carolyn’s first love is molecular genetics in beef cattle, she likes to dabble in many technologies that have a potential to help Canadian beef producers.
Laio Sobrinho, Olds College
Laio Silva Sobrinho, Research Associate, holds a BSc in Forestry and is currently completing an MSc at the University of Alberta, where he is studying the effect of adaptive rotational grazing systems on the sequestration of carbon in Canadian grasslands. At the Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production, he is responsible for sampling, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting on projects that include testing and validating Smart Ag technologies with the potential to improve productivity and sustainability on-farm. Laio comes from a family of cattle producers in Brazil, where he assisted in the operation and management of his family’s herd and pastures before starting his studies in Canada.
Kevin Boon, BC Cattlemens