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New Zealand farmer cooperative LIC meets Agri-Tech East members

Published: 21 March, 2018

New Zealand farmer cooperative LIC meets Agri-Tech East membersWe were delighted to welcome a board level delegation of farmers, scientists and businesses from LIC, New Zealand’s largest farmer co-operative focusing on herd improvement and agri-tech, to Cambridge this week.

The co-operative has over 10,000 shareholder farmers and aims to empower livestock farmers through the delivery of superior genetics and technology.

LIC’s strategic themes:

  • Genetics and information to create superior livestock
  • Information to improve decision making to enable superior livestock performance
  • Hardware and systems to improve productivity and decision making
  • International focus on key markets to add value for shareholders

The meeting was hosted by PwC in their Cambridge offices. It offered an opportunity for a number of agri-tech companies in the Agri-Tech East ecosystem to meet the international delegation and showcase their expertise in data analytics, data management, sensor technology and software solution design.

The companies involved were: Delta-T Devices, 30MHz, Agrimetrics and After the flood,

PwC senior partner and agri-food lead Stephen Oldfield commented: “It was a great meeting of minds from both sides of the globe, with many of the same issues being faced by farmers in New Zealand and the UK. In particular, we are all on a shared learning curve as to how best to unlock the value of agricultural data across the value chain and deliver benefit to farmers and consumers.”

We anticipate follow-up discussions to build further linkages between the two agri-tech innovation ecosystems and opportunities to collaborate.

If you have a product or service that might be of relevance to LIC, please get in touch.

New Zealand farmer cooperative LIC meets Agri-Tech East members

Images from LIC.co.nz