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Halter. 

Control your cows from anywhere.

 
 

Control. Of your herd, your farm and your life.

Improve your bottom-line and milk production

  • Reduce labour with remote herding and drafting
  • Optimise grazing with real time data and insights
  • Utilise strip grazing and improved grass regeneration 
  • Reduce pasture damage and pugging
  • Set boundaries and define paddocks for virtual fencing
  • Gain insights about land health and productivity

 Protect your most important asset

Know when an animal is unwell or in distress. Certain movements or behaviours can be clear indications of –

  • Lameness
  • Calving
  • Rumination  
  • Stress and psychological well-being   
  • Protect  cows from waterways, reducing exposure to shock by electric fences, and keeping tabs on their welfare
  • Split herds into smaller groups for psychological wellbeing

Take back your day

Cut back on early mornings and long days. Make time for yourself and your family.
Regain your flexibility. Sleep more soundly knowing your herd is under control.

 

Technology for a smarter farm

Putting you in the driving seat

We provide a herd management and virtual fence solution that reduces a complex and time-consuming job to just a few swipes of a screen.

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Hoop

Our custom-developed neck band, or Hoop, is solar powered and GPS-enabled. It uses audio cues to direct cows to stay within a predefined (and alterable) perimeter, or guide them to a set location.

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Helm

Our team of farmers and leading tech developers have created Helm, an app that uses our unique “Cowgorithm” technologies. It will give you valuable insights and real time data to help you make informed decisions.

 

Developed for farmers by farmers

Here's how Halter works on the farm:

Halter will automatically bring the main herd to the cow shed for milking at 4:20am every morning.

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After milking, the herd is shifted to paddock 03 without you walking behind them.

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Easily set break feed boundaries by drawing a line across the paddock to optimise your pasture management.

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Halter alerts you that that cow 31 is walking slower than usual and hasn't been as active as normal.

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Using Halter collar you can reroute her so she's nearby when the farmer is available.

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Halter establishes boundaries around waterways which means you don't have to worry about fences.

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About Us

 

In 2016, when we started developing our automated, easily-configurable fenceless farming technology, we set out to make farms smarter, and farmers better off. Because we’ve walked in your shoes, we feel a sense of responsibility to provide something that makes a genuine impact on lives. We don’t just promise a virtual fencing system that’s better than the rest, we deliver on every level. Our offering doesn’t stop at an innovative, user-friendly product; we also provide a comprehensive after-sale support service.

Talk to us now about taking control: of your herd, your farm, your life.

 
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Craig Piggott

CEO & Founder
Halter

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Peter Beck

Independent Director
CEO, Rocket Lab

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Mike Collett

Investor Director
Managing Partner, Promus Ventures

 
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Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand

Field Development in Morrinsville, New Zelaland

 
 
 

Halter is a privately funded company

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Latest News

 

Series A
financing round

Innovation
Awards Win

"De-intensify dairy
with collars"

radiolive.co.nz

 

Work at the cutting edge of AgTech

 

Farm Testing Support Role

Morrinsville, New Zealand

Software
Design Engineer

Auckland, New Zealand

Embedded
Software Engineer

Auckland, New Zealand

General Application

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What happens if the cow doesn’t respond to the sound?

If a cow crosses a boundary it receives an intermittent electric pulse. Cows learn to associate the audio cue with the pulse. Within an hour, the average cow learns the cues, and can be herded remotely.

Are you signing pilot farms?

Yes, we are. Fill in the form here to apply to join the Halter pilot farm programme.

How strong is the pulse?

The pulse is a quarter of that of an electric fence - directing the cow back to the set perimeter. This pulse is only used as a training tool until the cow responds to audio cues.