9 for ‘19: Digital technology for the pig industry
- the pig site
- How will hog production be affected by the rise in digital technologies for agriculture, and what products are already available to be tried and tested?Words: Aidan Connolly, President, Agritech CapitalFrom a technology standpoint, agriculture actually hasn’t changed that much since the industrial revolution. Some might say raising pigs hasn’t changed much since the first were domesticated 6,000 years ago. And yet it is clear that other industries are being disrupted at a faster and faster rate, supported by billions of dollars from venture capital investors while a new ecosystem of incubators, accelerators and shared workspaces to support startups is kickstarting a faster and faster cycle of innovation.