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World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight ushers in start-ups’ innovations


Serving as the meeting place of the global dairy industry, World Dairy Expo brings together the latest in dairy innovation and the best cattle in North America, with crowds of roughly 60,000 people from nearly 100 countries gathering. And World Dairy Expo’s Tech Spotlight creates a platform, both virtually and in person in Madison, Wisconsin, for dairy technology start-ups to formally present their ideas to dairy producers around the globe.

The 2021 World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight will be hosted virtually at 1 p.m. CST Sept. 16 with free event registration available. This online component will be followed by an in-person event during World Dairy Expo in Madison on 10:30 a.m. CST Sept. 28.

Hosted by AgriTech Capital with support from World Dairy Expo, the Spotlight brings together elite dairy tech start-ups and gives them the opportunity to meet with top dairy farmers, virtually or physically.

“All the start-ups selected propose solutions that solve a critical problem for dairy producers and as a result help them maximize efficiencies and increase profitability. This is an extraordinary opportunity for them to show their products in action,” shares Aidan Connolly, AgriTech Capital President.

Both the virtual and in-person components of the World Dairy Expo Tech Spotlight will be divided into two parts, a showcase of the innovations followed by a panel discussion with industry experts including: Marcia Endres, PhD, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Animal Science, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities; Trevor DeVries, PhD, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Animal Biosciences, University of Guelph; and Jeffrey Bewley, PhD, Analytics and Innovation Scientist, Holstein Association, USA.

Each featured start-up has digitally based technology for the dairy industry such as robots, cameras, or sensors and addresses a specific need identified by producers like feed bunk management, cow behavior monitoring, cow health, milk quality, manure treatment or labor efficiencies. Amongst the companies participating in this year’s edition are Advanced Animal Diagnostics, Cainthus, HerdDogg, Labby, Livestock Water Recycling, Milc group, PharmRobotics, Piper Systems and SmaXtec.

World Dairy Expo will be held for 54th time from Sept. 28 to Oct. 2. 

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