The welfare of livestock is rightly at the core of good farming practice and there is a continual focus on how to ensure that the animals under our stewardship are looked after well. Considerable emphasis is placed on animal welfare and how practices in farming and across the livestock supply chain impact animal behavior and […]
The modern world generates more and more data every day, and as people and companies gather extensive amounts of this data into and from production systems, websites, smartphones, smart homes, internet of things (IoT devices), it becomes a bigger challenge to ensure the data is trustworthy. Good data is the heart of any business, but […]
In a recent Wattagnet interview with Christine McCracken executive director for animal protein at Rabobank, Christine highlights that feed prices are projected to rise again in the coming year. Poultry feed and raw material costs are unpredictable. This makes cost allocation and planning challenging for producers. With the volatility of the market, poultry businesses need reliable data to help […]
The global poultry market is constantly shifting, and every international market has its own set of challenges. These trials can create a monumental impact. This was for sure the case this past year when Covid-19 hit. Just like the rest of the world, the European poultry market suffered economic aftershock. On top of the latest […]
The world is changing. So are we. From mtech-systems.com to mtechsystems.io Over the past few month’s MTech’s marketing team has been working on a new and improved website that is designed to better meet the needs of producers who rely on innovative farm solutions across the globe. What’s changed with the site and why? The […]
Planning and projecting live operations is never easy and it is especially difficult during these unprecedented times: too many factors to consider, too many unknowns, too many incoming requirements, and ever-changing market conditions add even more complexity.
Planning and purchasing decisions are the hardest ones to make in live animal production. In this article, we will talk about decisions in purchasing and how we can and should use data to render the decision-making process more quantifiable. What kind of decisions can be data-driven and how do we find or decide which data is […]