Customer Story - Nofence

Virtual fencing

Nofence enables regenerative farming practices

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No innovation in structural fencing for over 80 years
Not since barbed wire was invented in 1874, followed by the electric fence in 1936, has there been any innovation in structural fencing. That is, until just over ten years ago, when a group of Norwegian farmers and engineers brought modern technology and traditional farming together to change this. They created Nofence, the world’s first virtual fence system for simultaneously grazing animals, improving agriculture, and protecting and regenerating the environment.

The world’s first virtual fence system for agriculture and the environment
Humans have tried to control and limit the range of motion of livestock by constructing fence structures since animals were domesticated. Fences generally cost a lot to build and can be even more costly over time to maintain.
“The Nofence team began by asking: ‘What if we could utilize this natural resource for future food production and let nature decide whereour animals can graze?”
Vast areas around the world are underutilized
The building and maintenance cost factors for structural fencing have resulted in vast areas with agricultural potential left underutilized around the world. The Nofence team began by asking: “What if we could utilize this natural resource for future food production and let nature decide where our animals cangraze?”

Solving two major problems at once
With over 1.4 billion cattle, 1 billion goats, and 1 billion sheep on the planet, there is considerable reason to innovate, and Nofence believes its technology can solve two major problems at once. In addition to the problem of inefficiency with fencing structures, there is the problem of unsustainable industrialized farming practices, disrupting ecosystems worldwide.

Rotating livestock and cover crops restore biodiversity
By rotating livestock and crop fields, fertilizers and pesticides are significantly reduced. As animals graze on the soil, the underlying ecosystem is nurtured, and the biodiversity and ph-balance of the soil are restored. Nofence technology aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 15, Life on Land, which focuses on managing forests sustainably, restoring degraded lands, combating desertification, reducing degraded natural habitats, and ending biodiversity loss.

One million animals on pasture with Nofence by 2026
With a significant installed base in Norway, over 250 million hours of operational data, and a go-to-market strategy well underway in Ireland, Spain, the UK, and the USA - Nofence plans on helping its customers manage one million animals on pasture by 2026.