Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

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Long-term multiparamater rumen monitoring

We are a young company in the precision dairy farming AgTech space and have developed a 24/7/365 rumen monitoring system for dairy cows based on reliable physical parameters (not another rumen pH-sensor) which enables farmers to effectively manage and health monitor their herd. Connected cows are healthier, more fertile and more productive.
Currently we sell our rumen sensor system to pilot farms and look for funding to accelerate growth and internationalization under our registered trademark rumicon®.

 

 

 

 

Describe the problem your company wishes to solve and how your product or service will solve it

Todays dairy farmers are under pressure to manage their increasing number of cows as efficiently as possible. Herd managers are looking for smart monitoring solutions which support their daily routines and not to put another complicated data driven cross-selling solution with a complicated software interface on their shoulders. Our vision is a real-time all-in-one plug&play 24/7/365 monitoring solutions which gives the herd manager and his staff all relevant cow information in one intuitive software interface. It monitors each cow during production and dry period and is accessable on every internet connected device and provides data in all relevant areas: fertility, feeding and health.

 

Describe other business assistance that you are seeking from Nutreco

We are looking forward to broaden our validation network with Nutreco. A scientific on-farm validation is our next, already scheduled, step and we would be happy to do that also with the support of Nutreco.

Additional ideas for partnering with Nutreco could be an international sales partnership and cooperation in the field of precision dairy farming.

 

Are you available to participate in the final event in the Netherlands 28, 29, and 30 May? All expenses will be covered by Nutreco

Yes

Describe how the prize - a validation trial in our facilities - could boost the development of your business

The on-farm validation is exactly what we are starting to do right now. Coming from technical and parameter validation at university and instiute stables we are now moving to pilot farms in Germany. We know how hard it is to get reliable data on-farm and working with reference groups to proof the benefits and added value of our solution. Getting support from Nutreco with maybe additional research and study approaches focusing on feeding strategies would be very appreciated at the current stage of development of our company. And this could be a great starting point for a long-term business relationship in the dairy sector.

 

 

 

If you already have a website for your business, please share the URL

http://dropnostix.com/en/

 

edited on Mar 23, 2018 by Lars Abraham

teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Gavin Boerboom 4 months ago

Hi Lars,

Thanks for you submission! I was wondering if you could elaborate a little more on the parameters you are measuring. You mention fertility and health, but what precise parameters can the system measure?

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Lars Abraham 4 months ago

Hi Gavin, thanks for your interest in our company. We do measure three parameters directly (temperature, activity and a third physical one to get insights into rumen health) and two parameters indirectly (water intake frequency and lay time). Our rumen parameter is part of our USP and will be published soon. If you like to get more information we can discuss it personally at f&a Next.

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Marko Schuring 4 months ago

Dear Lars, you mention that you are not another rumen pH sensor company and I saw in your internetsite that somehow you also measure body temperature and activity of the cows but I couldn't find more information. Can you elaborate on the functionalities of the sensor you have developed and in what way you are different in the interface towards the farmer, or in other words how do you present data, attentionlists, or do you bring it down to advice on cow level? Best regards, Marko Schuring

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Lars Abraham 4 months ago

Hello Marko, thank you for your interest in our system. You are right, at the moment our website is more a landing page and we keep working behind the grand drape. We present our data in an Cloud Interface in the form of attention lists as we found out that farmers prefer that kind of lists in their daily routine. Although we employ veterinarians we can only give hints to the farmer that a cow is noticeable but no concrete treatment advice.

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

Status label added: Full business case submitted

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Khalil Safaei 4 months ago

It is very good system for rumen monitoring of dairy cows and so useful in research experiments!

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