Palmerston North is rapidly getting a global reputation as one of New Zealand’s agtech hubs, and is host to a number of innovative companies getting noticed for their smart solutions to global problems. One of these is Zeddy, an automated calf feeder that takes the stress out of knowing whether calves have had their proper share.
In this Techweek event co-hosted by the New Zealand Business Number (NZBN), Zeddy CEO Kate Gwilliam will share some of her insights on how New Zealand can take advantage of the growing agtech market. She’ll also share tips on how she overcame challenges in her business.
We’ll then hear from the NZBN team about how you can make sure your business is future proofed. The NZBN is a digital enabler that is changing the way New Zealanders do business. It makes doing business faster and easier because it links to core business information that businesses are most often asked for. The NZBN will transform business, becoming the key to future innovations, such as e-Invoicing.
You should be present for the whole duration of this event.
Kate Gwilliam is the Chief Executive and director of Zeddy, an award winning agritech business producing cutting edge automation in the animal feeding market.
Ensuring animals get the right amount of food is a common problem for farmers, as big eaters push out smaller animals to take the lion’s share. Zeddy takes the guess work out of this by placing an electronic ear tag on each animal. The Zeddy then identifies the animal and ensures it receives the right amount. The result is happier animals, and a more environmentally sustainable and economically efficient farm.
Kate is passionate about driving tech engagement in agriculture and believes it offers solutions for some of the world’s biggest problems, like creating sustainable food sources and a more sustainable world. As well as her involvement with other agritech businesses, Kate and her husband run two dairy farms in the Manawatu and Horowhenua areas.