Agscent is an AgTech business based in regional NSW, Australia with a vision for a world where farmed animals live without stress or pain.
Our focus is on developing non-invasive, easy to use animal health diagnostic nano-technologies which improve productivity, health and wellbeing of livestock and those who work with them.
With reproductive management being one of the most important economic variables in livestock production we have focused our technology initially on reproduction. We know this because we live it every day – we have primary production in our blood.
We have developed a method of breath collection and analysis to identify specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in breath which are able to distinguish pregnant (wet) cows from not pregnant (dry) cows from day 16 post insemination.
We are also undertaking further research and development of our core technology on broader application to pigs and sheep with the potential to apply what we can do to disease detection such as bovine respiratory disease.