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The company from Bosnia and Herzegovina is looking for partners offering cattle-tracking equipment under distribution services agreement

Country of Origin: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Reference Number: BRBA20211001001
Publication Date: 1 October 2021

Summary

The company was founded in 2014 in the municipality of Kalinovik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as an agriculture cooperative. It is specialized in cattle breeding in the cow-calf system and also has experience in introduction of digital technology into this area. The company is looking for providers of cattle-tracking equipment, to distribute their products under distribution services agreement.
Main countries of interest for partnerships are Austria, Germany, Spain and Czech Republic.

Description

The company was established in January 2014 within the framework of the Czech project for the improvement of cattle breeding in the cow-calf system in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It was established as an agriculture cooperative located in municipality of Kalinovik, which mostly covers mountain area. Its founders are agricultural producers from the local municipality, and representatives of the academic community. The company has employed professionals of various education levels, such as skilled labor force, agricultural engineers and a doctor of agricultural science. The vision of the company is to become the main driver for the development of agricultural production at local level, but also to become a significant factor in the development of cattle breeding in the mountain area of Bosnia and Herzegovina and neighboring countries.

The main field of work of the company is the cattle breeding in the cow-calf system. The company is a breeder of Aberdeen Angus cattle breed, both red and black.
With seven years of experience in this area, the company is able to identify key problems in this type of production. In response to the identified problems, the company continuously introduces different solutions and innovations. This especially refers to the introduction of digital technology into this type of agricultural production. While solving real problems in the field, the company gained experience in the adoption and application of various digital technology solutions. Some of these solutions include using IoT (Internet of Things) technology for tracking cattle movement at large mountain area.

Under distribution services agreement, the company wants to expand its activities and to offer cattle-tracking equipment to the local market. The potential partner is expected to be a manufacturer or provider of cattle-tracking equipment. The products of interest in this area are GPS (Global Positioning System) devices suitable for tracking position of cattle at large area with minimal communication expenses, as well as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) devices for identification and tracking of cattle at points of interest at farm level.

Expertise sought

Requirements for GPS cattle-tracking devices:
-IP67 rated housing suitable for collars
-battery powered, with at least one year autonomy with hourly position updates
-communication over long-range low-power wireless network (preferred LoRa)

Requirements for RFID devices:
-IP67 ear-mounted tags
-reading at up to 2 meters distance
-outdoor RFID readers

Requested partner

The company is looking for partners who provide cattle-tracking equipment, namely GPS cattle-tracking devices for tracking cattle movement at large area, as well as RFID devices for identification and tracking of cattle at farm level. The partners sought are manufacturers of different size located in European countries.

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