NIAB Barn4 welcomes eFeed as latest member

20 Oct 2023
Barn4 sign on a black building
Animal nutrition and health company eFeed is the newest member of Barn4, NIAB’s agritech business incubator, based at its Park Farm site in Cambridgeshire.

Established in 2021 in India, eFeed uses farm-level bioinformatics for precision cattle management to improve yield of the animal and reduce GHG (methane) emissions. By utilising farm-level cattle health and feeding/nutrition data to predict potential diseases, eFeed recommends precise feeding and estimates milking during the lactation cycle.

At the same time, it enables farmers to account and offset their methane emissions. All this information exchange is carried out digitally with farmers using a mobile app.

With eFeed now established in India, CEO Kumar Ranjan decided that the UK was an excellent opportunity for creating global footprint and set up eFeed's UK operations under the umbrella of eFeed Life Sciences.

As an agritech incubator, Barn4 was the logical choice to kickstart eFeed’s UK operations. “Barn4 seemed like the right place for eFeed the moment I met the team there. Barn4’s location in the heart of Cambridgeshire, plus its connections with NIAB and the wider agricultural industry, will allow eFeed to become a truly global brand in digital nutrition and create a sustainable meat and dairy ecosystem.” said Mr Ranjan.

Barn4 business development manager Claire Pumfrey said: “This is an exciting time as Barn4 expands to include new sectors in agriculture; eFeed is our first livestock-orientated start up to join our agritech community. As well as NIAB, there is the opportunity for eFeed to collaborate with other Barn4 members and agritech start-ups through our extensive network.”

Since starting in 2021, eFeed has seen its customer base grow to over 100,000 farmers in under two years. Along with growing its customer base, eFeed has researched and developed nutritional products in partnership with farmers and created the best-in-class products to address important issues such as milk yield improvements, fertility and udder development.

“eFeed’s long-term aim is to become the world’s premiere digital nutrition company, producing nutrition for all, and that’s what brought us to Barn4,” finished Mr Ranjan.