We want to help farmers have one less thing to worry about, with a simple smart-device solution to safeguard your livestock.

That is why we created FarmRanger’s Livestock Security Collars, to help you stay one step ahead of the herd in case of theft or predator attacks. Through precision engineering our GPS tracking technology monitors herd movements and behaviours, to alert you when danger is near.

Check the status of your stock camps straight from your phone and receive alerts, notifications and live tracking updates, should an incident occur.

FarmRanger – Protecting livestock since 1999.


At FarmRanger we understand how economic challenges and cashflow might affect your business. For this reason we have created two competitive pricing options, designed specifically to suit your budget need. Please see below the following options available to you.

Package Option A

With Package Option A our farmers can enjoy a lower setup fee which allows you to easily buy more units upfront, with a scaled monthly subscription to manage downpayment.
 ●   Unit cost per device R2 200 (ex VAT).
 ●   Monthly subscription service R290 (ex VAT).

Package Option B

Package Option B is specifically designed for farmers who wish to buy the units at full price upfront in a lower subscription fee per unit per month.
 ●   Unit cost per device R6 100 (ex VAT).
 ●   Monthly subscription service R185 (ex VAT).

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Anything out of the ordinary is detected

Anything that will startle your livestock will be sensed. Protect your animals from stray dogs, caracal, jackal, leopard, rustlers, raiders, vultures, fires and many more.

Adjustable for almost any livestock

Users have the option to adjust the settings to accommodate just about any livestock. These settings are predominantly related to how active they are at night.

Easy setup

There are no installation costs. Once you received your unit, all you have to do is attach it to an animal. 

Works with any mobile device

The easy to use application can be installed on any Android or iOS device. 

Tamper proof design

There are no field stations that thieves could damage and any tampering with the unit will set off an alarm on the farmers mobile device.

Nationwide coverage

FarmRanger collars work on a GPRS network which has the widest spread coverage of all mobile networks.

Rechargeable batteries

The batteries are rechargeable and should last about 12 weeks.

Rugged design

Units are 100% waterproof, rated IP67 and have a 12 month guarantee. The current design has been built since 2006 and the first unit is still in use today.

One unit fits all

The same unit can be used on any livestock. FarmRanger collars are adjustable for size and sensitivity to accommodate sheep, cattle, horses, goats and more.

No smartphone? No Problem.

If you don't have a smartphone, functionality can also work on any older phone via sms messages and calls.


While on holiday in Hartenbos, Willie received an alarm call around 21h00 from Celmax, notifying him that someone was trying to steel his sheep in Brandfort.

After calling the farms caretaker and requesting him to investigate, he was told that although the sheep seemed restless, no-one could be seen in the area. One hour later Willie received another alarm call from Celmax. This time the farms caretaker reported that 220 sheep had gone missing. Willie called all the neighbours and police to help them in a search for the animals. The whole flock of sheep was later found 4km away. No thieves were caught, they all ran away. In the process the thieves cut through 4 camps border fences as they were driving the flock of sheep forward.

The next morning the farms caretaker came across the place near the sheep where the thieves were sitting and drinking beer while waiting for the perfect time. Willie’s words were: “If it wasn’t for the Celmax collars he would’ve lost 220 sheep”.

His sheep stays overnight in a camp near his house. One evening after it started to rain, he received alarm calls from his Celmax collar. Due to very cold conditions, Jan at first decided to ignore it but his wife eventually persuaded him to investigate.

When he got to the camp the sheep were not to be found in the spot where they usually sleep. After some time Jan did find some of the sheep, but realized it was only half of the flock. As he was searching further, he found the other sheep where two jackals were trying to isolate a sheep out of the flock.

Tony is situated near the town, where previously he had a loss of livestock due to stray dogs attacking his sheep as well as livestock theft.

His Celmax collar now warns him as soon as thieves or stray dogs try to chase his sheep. According to Tony he already shot more than 60 stray dogs. In the beginning he caught the thieves a few times while they were trying to steel his livestock.

The rumour quickly spread amongst the criminals that stealing from that farm is sure to get them caught. He now has very few incidents of livestock theft.


FarmRanger systems are in use in over 200 districts in South Africa, Namibia and Australia.


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FarmRanger is a division of ETSE Electronics Pty (Ltd)