[9 December/ Otago Daily Times]

Research from Sainsbury’s has shown the use of technology developed by Techion Group in Otago could save farmers in its supply chain about $19 million annually. Techion Founder, Greg Mirams said the involvement of the United Kingdom’s second largest supermarket would put his animal parasite diagnostics company on the map. Techion was awarded a research and development grant in 2014 and investigated drench resistance and the effectiveness of current parasite management programmes. Undetected drench resistance currently cost Sainsbury’s’ lamb suppliers more than GBP 10 million a year.