A number of Irish agtech products were launched at EuroTier in Hanover, Germany this week. Over 160,000 visitors attended the event focused on highlighting technologies for successfully combining productivity and animal welfare.
Agritech – international poultry market
Agritech, based in Tipperary, has followed the launch of their ruminant products into the Egyptian market by agreeing a new deal to supply products for the poultry market. They have signed a deal with IFT Egypt, an animal health company, to supply Salomega. Salomega is an essential fatty acid supplement developed for the enrichment of Omega-3 in eggs and to improve fertility in male breeders.
Moocall – heat detection collar
Moocall announced details of their new heat detection product. Moocall HEAT is a collar worn by a stock or teaser bull. Moocall eartags are then attached to all cows and heifers. The collar can then use proximity, mounting behaviour and bull activity levels to determine when a cow or heifer is in heat.
EasyFix – livestock housing
A new range of cow cubicles, rubber slat systems, an innovative feed barrier and a full range of environmental enrichment devices for pigs was launched by Galway company EasyFix.
Terra Nutritech – smart liquid controller
Terra Nutritech launched their smart liquid controller to the international market. The controller is an automated dosing system which adds minerals to cows’ drinking water. The system has attracted interest from the US, Europe and Asia. The company are currently negotiating strategic partnerships which will see the technology roll out to six countries in early 2019.
EuroTier saw 18 Irish agritech companies showcase their products under the Enterprise Ireland “Irish Advantage” banner.
Minister of State for Trade, Employment and Business Pat Breen, who attended the exhibition said: “Germany is a key export market for Ireland. As Europe’s largest economy and the fourth largest in the world. It offers substantial growth opportunities and potential for increased collaboration in the agritech sector for innovative and ambitious Irish companies.
I would like to commend all the Enterprise Ireland companies participating in the exhibition for their innovation and ambition.”