Sheep IT is a system for the use of sheep for weeding on farms and vineyards throughout the year, replacing the mechanical and chemical methods since the firsts are quite expensive and the seconds are harmful to people and the environment. The system consists on sensors that detect the positioning of the head of the sheep and when it tries to eat the grapes emits a warning signal that increases of tone and intensity with the keeping of the posture of the animal culminating in a small electro-static warning discharge.
The system is also used to create a virtual fence using referred stimuli to control the animal’s location relative to the headlamp that is used to define the grazing zone.