The issue with the current skin test for bTB is that it does not accurately identify all the animals in a herd carrying the disease – so a reservoir of disease is left in the herd. PBD Biotech’s diagnostic, Actiphage, identifies the presence of the bacteria that causes bTB and Johnes Disease creating early detection of infected animals.
Also speaking at the event is Rob Sanders, Co-Founder, Glas Data, its software product GlasCore provides fully customisable visualisation and modelling of farm data without the need for specialist skills.
The idea of Glas Data is to bring together data feeds – such as butterfat levels, protein content, and somatic cell count from the National Milk Labs together with milk temperature and volume readings, health and wellbeing, plus soil and weather data – on to a dashboard so it is easy to see how one variable affects another on a single screen.
The event is hosted by Barclays Eagle Labs on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 and includes presentations by Oliver McEntyre, National Strategy Director, Barclays Agriculture and Wendy Hewitson, of Barclays Eagle Labs.