Hugh will talk about his company and what they have done over 40 odd years; the last 25 of which has involved the remote capture of data from (mostly) pig farms. With more data than you could shake a stick at, Hugh will suggest two very different approaches to obtaining the full potential from real-time data coming out of agricultural enterprises
Hugh Crabtree gained a first class honours degree at Reading University and continued with post graduate research into thermal performance in pig buildings. A founder member of Farmex Ltd in 1980 the company has gone on to become the market leader in ventilation systems for pig production in the UK. Three times winner of the New Equipment Award at the British Pig & Poultry Fair Farmex is now at the forefront of real-time production monitoring both in the UK and the States. He has lead three UKRI funded collaborative R&D projects and is active in the field of precision livestock farming and the application of ICT in agriculture. He is now the sole owner of Farmex and is also a co-owner / director of Dicam Technology Ltd. His company is a member of the Agri-Tech Strategy’s centres of excellence AgriEPI and CIEL.
Hugh is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers and a director of the Institution. He is the current vice-chairman allied of the National Pig Association and a director of the company. He was recently awarded a Lifetime Fellowship of the NPA.