Cattle Scan’s Elevator Pitch:
Introducing our revolutionary cow monitoring solution, a game-changer for milk producers. With our state-of-theart technology, we enable early sickness detection, ensuring the well-being of your herd and maximizing profitability. By harnessing the power of real-time data and advanced analytics, our solution empowers you to proactively address health issues, minimize losses, and optimize production.
How did you get the idea to start your company?
Having grown up on dairy farms, I [CEO Denis Tokarev] have a profound appreciation for the tireless efforts exerted by farmers. It is also painful losing one of your best animals because she was sick and you noticed it too late. So my team and I have made a heartfelt commitment to embracing cutting-edge technology to support dairy producers and harness the power of state-of-the-art innovations.
What does it mean to be a part of Plug and Play’s North Dakota Agtech Program?
It’s a great networking opportunity!
If your product/service was already being used by everyone globally, what impact would that have?
It would save millions of dollars for milk producers, increase the industry’s efficiency, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions substantially.
How are you incorporating growers into your business plan?
Agriculture is an interconnected industry where positive changes on one side will most probably have a positive impact on the other. Though our current focus is on milk producers, we envision multiple strategies on how growers can be incorporated in our business plan: firstly, with farm monitoring and data collection via developing a sensors-based solution that can be installed in the milk producers’ farms to monitor various parameters such as soil moisture, temperature, humidity, and other relevant environmental factors. This data can be collected and analyzed to provide valuable insights to both milk producers and growers, helping them make informed decisions about irrigation, fertilization, and crop management.
Secondly, we envision building a platform that integrates the entire supply chain, from milk producers to growers. This platform can facilitate seamless communication and collaboration between the two parties, enabling growers to share information about their crops, such as yield estimates, crop quality, and availability. Milk producers can use this information to optimize their production planning and ensure a steady supply of feed and forage for their livestock.
Finally, we want to see collaborative R&D efforts. Cattle Scan can lead a collaboration between milk producers and growers in research and development initiatives. This can involve jointly exploring innovative farming techniques, experimenting with new technologies, and conducting trials to optimize crop yields and quality. By working together, we can gain valuable insights from growers while providing them access to cutting-edge IoT solutions and expertise.
Where do you see your company in 10 years?
I see Cattle Scan as a global player in our targeted markets.
By participating in Plug and Play’s North Dakota Agtech Program, what do you hope to accomplish? Have you considered expanding your operations to the Upper Midwest?
Yes, we are expanding in the Midwest market.
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