This week we spoke with Belgian animal health startup ViroVet to learn more about its mission to tackle health and wellness in the livestock industry with novel vaccine and antibiotic reduction technology.
This Thanksgiving, we at AgFunder are thankful for our portfolio companies. Over the last year, we have invested in transformational food system companies, operating across the supply chain, from farm to fork.
For Provenir CEO and farmer Chris Balazs, bringing an Uber-like service for meat processing to the Australian beef industry would solve many different pain points across the supply chain. It’s also something that’s near and dear to his own struggles.
Falling behind the times can be detrimental to a business. This is especially true for farming, where changing consumer preferences can affect what growers produce and how they operate their farms, writes Remi Schmaltz.
We can spend a lot of money on feed rations, but if the animal’s gut integrity is wrong because of bacteria in the water line, that nutrition is wasted and is also a welfare issue, says Barney Kay, head of agriculture at Tesco.
The New Food Economy recently investigated those ethical eaters (dubbed conscious carnivores) who choose to consume meat only under certain standards such as locally sourced and humanely raised without antibiotics.
The company’s development, called Actiphage, is aimed at a group of diseases caused by mycobacteria, including bovine TB which has already resulted in the slaughter of over 30,000 cattle in the UK and cost the British taxpayer more than £100m
The round was led by Russian venture capital firm Sistema VC with new investment from online venture capital platform AgFunder, UK VC 7percent Ventures, early-stage tech VC Acequia Capital, and industry veteran Henk Bles.
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, is launching a partnership with Florida startup Anuvia Plant Nutrients to convert the hog manure created by the company’s farming operations into fertilizer.
Seventure Partners and Adisseo's fund will focus on two segments—animal health, feed and nutrition and digital technologies serving the livestock industry, investing at every stage, regardless of geography.