[5 February/Food Dive]

Irish Agritech start-up, Cainthus, has received investment from agribusiness giant, Cargill, and the companies have announced a partnership to develop monitoring technology for dairy farms initially.  The amount of the investment has not been disclosed.  Cainthus has developed a way to use predictive imaging technology to identify specific animals through facial and hide patterns and uses analytics on the resulting data to help determine milk production and herd management plans (including feed, tracking and treating for individual animals).  The system may also be able to help deliver on growing consumer demand for transparency and traceability.