[6 March/Bloomberg]

Cargill Inc. planned to offer big data to aid shrimp production, expanding technology tools. Software that relies on machine learning and sensors will allow farmers to analyse various factors related to shrimp production according to executives from Cargill Inc. They are one of the world’s largest agriculture companies who have been collecting big data used across various diverse industries an applying it to farming. Their previous projects include using facial recognition to increase milk output from cows, and an application providing data to make animals more comfortable and productive. Cargill’s Digital Insights Production-Line Director for Aquaculture, Neil Wendover, said it was helping farmers to make faster and more informed decisions. He noted that Cargill planned to offer the technology to tilapia and salmon farmers in the near future.