Kiwi farming technology a hit overseas

  • 28/07/2018

A Kiwi company’s parasite management technology is being used overseas.

Based out of Mosgiel, Techion's FECPAKG2 can reduce drench by up to 50 percent without compromising animal performance.

And now research released by UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has proven its effectiveness.

Techion CEO Greg Mirams told RadioLIVE's Rural Exchange the company is lucky to get an endorsement from Sainsbury's.

"They really liked our technology because it's online. Drench resistance and sustainability of the supply chain was what they really wanted to do, and we won a contract with them."

Mr Mirams says the study showed more targeted use of drenches not only improves animal performance by increasing lamb growth rates, but it also reduces farm costs and supports sustainable drenching practices.

“Using FECPAKG2 to enable appropriate drench timing can improve sheep performance and health, while saving money, which is of great benefit for farmers in every country," he said in a statement.

Watch the full interview with Greg Mirams above.

Rural Exchange with Hamish McKay, Sarah Perriam and Richard Loe, 5-7am Saturday and Sunday on RadioLIVE