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Out of 682, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Digital Livestock Management Solutions
The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.
The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 682 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 AgriTech startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 677 digital livestock management solutions, get in touch.
Brainwired offers Livestock Health Monitoring
Artificial insemination of cattle is a common practice since it does not require farms to maintain breeding bulls. Additionally, it reduces the risk of transferring diseases as well as ensures higher fertility and controlling breeding rates. However, this method has its drawbacks, such as the need for skilled personnel, special equipment, and extensive knowledge of breeding cycles. To tackle this, startups are creating livestock monitoring solutions that automatically track the breeding cycles of cattle.
Indian startup Brainwired is an AgriTech startup developing a livestock health monitoring and tracking system. The startup’s WeStock solution features an ear tag and a reader which continuously monitors health status and condition. The system also offers a dashboard to track the location, movement, and heat cycles of livestock while providing accurate insemination matches. The startup, thereby, enables livestock farmers to track the health and reproductive cycles of cattle in real-time.
Dilepix advances Herd Management
As regulations become increasingly strict on animal husbandry, animal farm operators utilize technologies to monitor and control their livestock. The use of harnesses and devices on animals potentially affects the animal’s quality of life which reduces their food production capability. As a result, cattle owners seek and prefer non-intrusive solutions. That is why startups are developing computer vision-based solutions to manage the health of livestock.
Dilepix is a French startup that uses computer vision to create herd management solutions. The startup’s automatic herd monitoring solution detects heat and calving in cows and heifers. Moreover, the solution is non-intrusive and saves time and effort for cattle farmers and breeders, especially during the night. Through computer vision and data analytics, the solution provides breeders, advisors, and veterinarians better control over livestock reproduction and their cycles.
Smart Paddock offers Livestock Location Tags
Animal farms typically feature large open pastures or paddocks to provide freedom for animals to graze. However, as the size of the pastures or paddocks increases, so too does the difficulty in locating and herding the cattle. In such cases, herding typically involves the utilization of a lot of workforce and time which leads to high costs. To avoid these problems, startups are offering smart tags that track the location of livestock in real-time.
Smart Paddock is an Australian startup that creates smart ear tags that monitor the location of livestock. The startup’s Smart Bluebell Tag offers real-time global position satellite (GPS) tracking for cattle, sheep, or other livestock in extensive or remote pastures and paddocks. The customizable end-to-end solution provides notifications and alerts to users which adds an additional layer of safety and security in livestock monitoring.
FarmSee facilitates Non-Contact Pig Weighing
Knowing the weight of pigs is important for a range of factors that affects both the quality of the products and the value of the animal. These include feed requirements, health status, growth rates, space allowances, and drug dosages, among others. Currently, the most accurate way to measure the weight of a pig is to use a specialist pig weight which is expensive and not feasible for small farms. This is why startups are creating non-contact camera-based weight monitoring solutions.
Israeli startup FarmSee develops a pig farm decision support system through non-contact weighing. The system uses a camera vision-based sensor installed above each pen that continuously weighs each individual pig from afar without human interference. The data captured by the sensors are transmitted to the startup’s cloud software where it is processed and is viewable through web and mobile applications. This allows pig farmers and breeders to optimize growth, improve animal welfare, and reduce costs.
Transport Genie enables In-Transit Livestock Tracking
The number of livestock being transported to and from farms is constantly increasing year after year in tandem with consumer demand. During transit, animals are subject to a range of stressors including noise, vibrations, heat, cold, air quality, etc., which may lead to injury or risk of disease. Besides, poor transport conditions or procedures reduce the value of livestock across the entire supply chain. This is why startups develop sensors to monitor the condition of livestock during transit.
Canadian startup Transport Genie develops sensors to monitor micro-climate conditions during livestock transport. The smart sensors use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) and blockchain technologies to store and send data securely to in-cab devices. Additionally, the system is modular in design as it accommodates extra sensors as required and also monitors multiple types of livestock species. The startup’s sensors, thus, enable farms and stakeholders across the livestock supply chain to receive analytical insights and real-time notifications on livestock conditions during transit.
Discover more AgriTech Startups
AgriTech startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on connected animals, digital farm management, and live. While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the agricultural industry, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more agricultural technologies, simply get in touch to let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free AgriTech Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.