Who we are
Ever since the domestication of animals, man has tried to control and limit their motion range from manual herding to building fences. Fences require considerable maintenance and construction is driven by high cost. This material- and time consuming process has left vast areas with potential pastures overgrown and untouched. What if we could utilize this natural resource for future food production? Let nature decide where our animals can graze?
We started more than ten years ago as a group of farmers and engineers, bringing modern technology and traditional farming together. What we created is the world’s fist virtual fence system for grazing animals, improving agriculture and the environment all at once.
Preparing for market pilots in North America.
Nofence has several market pilots in Europe and our collars has reached over 150.million hours on pasture.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority agrees that the use of Nofence on Cattle and Sheep is legal in Norway. Sales to selected customers in the UK.
4000 goats using Nofence. 1500 cattle and 1000 sheep participating in a commercial pilot project in Norway. A narrow selection of customers in other countries start using Nofence.
2500 goats using Nofence. Larger tests on cattle and sheep at the University of Life Sciences, Norway.
The Norwegian Food Safety Authority agrees that the use of Nofence on goats is legal in Norway. First tests on cattle at the University of Life Sciences, Norway.
Pilot project in Norway with 850 goats.
Intensive product development work and testing.
Incorporation of Nofence AS.
Patent applications. Later granted in the USA, Norway and Europe.
Oscar Hovde Berntsen shapes the idea of virtual fencing.