AgTech

Hendrix Genetics to explore sex sorting tech in egg laying industry

Hendrix Genetics to explore sex sorting tech in egg laying industry

Hendrix Genetics is to partner with Australia’s national science agency to explore sex sorting technology at the point of lay...

July 1, 2022

Challenge to find sustainable AgTech start-ups launched

Challenge to find sustainable AgTech start-ups launched

An international programme seeking start-ups with the potential to accelerate the agricultural industry’s transition to a net zero sector, was...

June 23, 2022

CattleEye secures $2.5 million seed investment to launch autonomous stock monitoring system

CattleEye secures $2.5 million seed investment to launch autonomous stock monitoring system

Belfast-based livestock monitoring technology company CattleEye has closed a $2.5 million (€2.1 million) seed investment round. The money has come...

September 14, 2021

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

From microbials to nanosatellites: Meet the 17 start-ups driving the agri-tech revolution

The inventors behind 17 agri-tech solutions will present their ground-breaking technologies at this year’s virtual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit. The...

September 6, 2021

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

World Agri-Tech Summit announces start-up innovation challenge

Entries are now open for the World Agri-Tech challenge for start-ups with innovative solutions to support sustainable agriculture. The World...

July 24, 2021

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Ag-tech experts and growers to create prototype robotic lettuce harvester

Work is underway in the UK to develop a robotic solution to horticultural labour shortages to help secure the harvest...

July 22, 2021

Agri-tech ear-marked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-tech ear-marked as pillar of NI’s post-pandemic ’10X Economy’ plan

Agri-technology has been picked out as one of five pillars central to a new strategy to ’10X’ Northern Ireland’s economy....

June 2, 2021

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine new CAFRE Dairy Technology Demonstration Farms appointed

Nine commercial Northern Ireland dairy farms have been selected to showcase how technology could solve common farm problems and boost...

May 18, 2021

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Innovation Strategy sets out plan for getting ag-tech on to NI farms

Ag-tech – big data, artificial intelligence and the transformative bio-economy – set to be prioritised for government support for Northern...

April 28, 2021

Could you be one of NI’s first Environmental Technology Farms?

Could you be one of NI’s first Environmental Technology Farms?

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture (DAERA) is seeking the best examples of environmentally-friendly farms to join its new Technology Demonstration...

April 1, 2021

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Lemken reports turnover of €365 million in 2020

Agricultural implement manufacturer Lemken has said its sales have remained steady over the last year, despite the challenges of the...

March 18, 2021

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

Walkers crisps to convert waste potato peel into low-carbon fertiliser for growers

UK crisp firm Walkers has joined forces with a clean-tech firm to create low-carbon fertiliser from its waste potato peelings...

December 8, 2020

Ideal Home project awarded Innovate UK grant for ground-breaking poultry house design

Ideal Home project awarded Innovate UK grant for ground-breaking poultry house design

A pioneering Northern Ireland project to shape the future of poultry houses has been successful in attracting funding from Innovate UK...

November 10, 2020

Concept autonomous guided vehicles designed for UK horticultural businesses

Concept autonomous guided vehicles designed for UK horticultural businesses

A new autonomous guided vehicle is being developed that could help transform the horticultural sector and help tackle the labour...

March 13, 2020

Kazakhstan buyers tour NI to browse UK’s agri-tech wares

Kazakhstan buyers tour NI to browse UK’s agri-tech wares

Northern Irish agri-tech companies flaunted their wares to a team of investors from Kazakhstan interested in developing their country’s agricultural...

April 22, 2018

Bring out the laser! On-farm drone and laser trials to begin

Bring out the laser! On-farm drone and laser trials to begin

Long gone are the days of guessing which nutrients are low in your soil or whether your silage is good...

March 6, 2018