introduction: sheep are great lawnmowers. Downside =
For areas of land that you want as grass, and dont want
sunbathe on (verges of roads) they're great.
problem : However, you have to fence sheep in. (else
get hit by tractors/eaten) Fences are expensive, and are
for complex shapes.
The idea: put computer-controlled goggles on sheep.
'blank out' areas that you don't want the sheep to go.
would see a "black zone".
Hopefully - they would not go in the 'black zone' and
just eat the grass you wanted them too.
Therefor, sheep could travel hundreds of miles,
independently - and eat only grass that was in the
interest for them to do so. Saving many a LOT of money
farmers. You could "lead" them, and manage land
getting grass the Precise "eat" ratio You Require.
Fatal Flaw: may not work. Sheep may rely on smell /
and be able to find grass in the 'black zone'. I submit that
even if this is the case, they would be happier out of it,
trespassing might be low - like 20%. This might not offer
the Precision that 'road verces' require - but might still
accurate enough for a farmer to get rid of fences.
Especially if they provided a 'bare-earth ring' around a
designated enclosure. Besides - with sensory control, you
could "punish" animals for their location... flashing
scary sounds... etc... I know this is evil And i would like
know that i ... DO NOT ENDORSE EVIL.