really help feed our growing population?
Just imagine twice the amount of people requiring twice the amount of food. That's double the need for everything - crops, livestock, animal feed, water, land space. It is a monumental challenge.
The solution is not just about creating more animals for the food chain; we need to be smarter about the way we achieve this. Mistakes must be avoided, wastage kept to an absolute minimum and efficiency and quality to a maximum.
We can’t afford to lose livestock to disease or rely on antibiotics to keep them healthy, as the risk to human health is simply too great. There need to be fewer sick animals that can yield a greater return.
Everyone understands that maintaining healthy animals is a balance between great husbandry, disease prevention and timely medical intervention when required. So how can data really help?
At every touch point there is more data that we can capture and learn from. And that data will go on to serve an ever evolving process that will become more and more efficient in feeding the growing population.