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Smarter farming

21 April 2020

This project was deployed in nine farms across the UK, from Riverford Organic Farms in Devon to Spen Farms run by the University of Leeds

This project was deployed in nine farms across the UK, from Riverford Organic Farms in Devon to Spen Farms run by the University of Leeds

Smart agriculture and organic farming are two trends strongly linked. In the United Kingdom are walking hand in hand for a while to improve competitiveness of small producers.

Senseye, a UK software company focused on prognostics and conditions monitoring, decided to develop a project with organic farmers to increase their crops and make them sustainable.

Since the beginning, the Senseye engineer team detected a lack of freely available public data in matter of agriculture issues, so they decided that it was necessary to work elbow to elbow with farmers and deploy a sensor network around the country to collect data.

 

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MooCall connecting man with animal

21 April 2020

The idea for the MooCall calving sensor came about when one of the MooCall founding team, Niall Austin lost a heifer and her calf due to a difficult calving back in 2010.

He had a theory that a device to measure tail movement might be able to predict the onset of calving and brought the idea to the other MooCall founders Michael Stanley and Emmet Savage.

After many months of research and development the MooCall device was born, however they needed robust and reliable, global connectivity with roaming capability to ensure that this critical data could be transferred the crucial moment.

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An appetite for change

02 January 2020

Paramount 21 is a Devon-based specialist in creating premium value-added frozen seafood, vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free products.

Launched in 1988 by Ali Hannaford, the Newton Abbot company’s website explains how it “was started with an investment of only £3,500, second-hand machinery, sheer determination and faith  in the future and Paramount is still an independently-owned family business”.

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Kitting out the countryside

12 April 2019

The Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (RNAA) is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the image, understanding and prosperity of agriculture and the countryside.

In order to achieve this, it hosts the Royal Norfolk Show - the county’s annual two-day agricultural event.

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Agricultural products provider builds agile business with Microsoft Dynamics AX

30 January 2014

A worldwide provider of agricultural products, AB Agri runs a rapidly evolving business, with manufacturing operations in many countries, a large vendor network, and stringent requirements for manufacturing management and cost control. The business supplies products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers.

At AB Agri, cost control requirements extend to many different areas of the business. For example, product formulations need to incorporate the lowest-cost components available, and production planners and purchasers have to be able to track the quickly changing costs of raw materials. At the same time, they also need to make sure manufacturing operations make timely use of components that have an expiration date and avoid having to repurchase them.

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Forestry Commission branches out for improved connectivity

30 January 2014

The UK Forestry Commission had engaged in a project to integrate its Oracle-based Cedar eFinancials system with its Serengeti document management system. This would allow an image of all financial documents held in Serengeti to be accessed from within the finance system.

The process required that all images in Serengeti were appropriately indexed against the relevant transaction in the financial system through pre-defined metadata. While this was achieved relatively easily for ‘outgoing’ documents, i.e. those created by the finance system, it was not the case for ‘incoming’ documents such as purchase invoices. These needed to be scanned and the appropriate financial transaction reference applied to extract the required metadata. 

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Allied Telesis provides strong network for Ministry of Agriculture

30 January 2014

Based in Paris, the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fishing is a government department with numerous responsibilities, including:

  • Ensuring the quality and sanitary security of imported foods
  • Conservation and environmental preservation
  • Agricultural education
  • The economic development of agricultural sectors and the agricultural industry (both within the European Union and internationally)
  • The development of employment in rural areas

The main aims of the Ministry are to maintain and enhance economic performance in agricultural sectors, and protecting the health of the French people by ensuring the safety and suitability of food.

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