Armidale-based AgTech startup SmartShepherd takes out their category at the 2018 Agfunder Innovation Awards in San Francisco.

Armidale-based startup SmartShepherd has been recognised at the 2018 Agfunder Innovation Awards on Tuesday, taking out the Most Innovative International Startup Pre-Series A award in the Farm Tech category. The awards night formed part of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.

Also recognised on the night were Sydney-based startups AgriDigital and The Yield, who took home awards in the Supply Chain category.

Nominations for the awards were determined by a committee of global agrifood tech investors, with the winners voted on by Agritech's community. In total 5,000 votes were cast.

See the full list of winners here.

About SmartShepherd

SmartShepherd is supercharging the free range livestock industry with technology that will change the way farmers think about breeding.

Founded at the UNE SMART Region Incubator in Armidale by Glenn Vassallo and David Rubie, the SmartShepherd system is designed to address shortcomings in the collection of pedigree data in the livestock industry. The system is designed around existing animal husbandry techniques combined with a smart tag that utilises low cost Bluetooth technology and an IoT (Internet of Things) architecture to substantially decrease the barrier of entry to full pedigree recording and reduction of inbreeding.

The SmartShepherd solution functions with all large free range livestock, including sheep, cattle and goats.

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