Agri-Tech sector page

Agri-Tech

Farm with the future in mind

Look to Northern Ireland for agricultural innovation – our agricultural technology solutions help global food producers meet fast-changing consumer demand.

Today, we are recognised as a global leader in farming equipment manufacturing and build agri-tech solutions that incorporate world-leading food security and traceability expertise.

Farming is the biggest industry in Northern Ireland, but we’re also leaders in engineering, manufacturing, technology and academic research in the field. We have world-leading expertise developing innovative, reliable farming equipment and agri-tech.

Our sophisticated, productive farming practices can help increase profits, manage land, improve sustainability, boost yields and safeguard food quality. Northern Ireland companies are bringing this expertise to the global agricultural industry.  Reap the benefits of our experience and source your farming solutions from world leaders.

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  • In 1917, Harry Ferguson patented the technology that led to the modern tractor.

  • NI is home to The Institute for Global Security, Queen’s University Belfast – a world leader in food security and traceability.

  • Farming is the biggest industry in Northern Ireland with 75% of land used for agriculture.

  • Almost 25,000 farm businesses in Northern Ireland support over 48,000 jobs.

Sector expertise

Agri-Machinery

Area of sector expertise

  • Grassland management
  • Trailers
  • Livestock Equipment
  • Attachments

Northern Ireland has a unique cluster of companies producing world-class equipment with agricultural applications. Our engineering and manufacturing excellence is supported by a comprehensive supply chain, resulting in reliable, high-performing equipment that delivers economic and environmental benefits.

  • Products from slurry tankers and dribble bars to livestock handling equipment
  • Cutting-edge technology and efficient farm machinery
  • Full range of farm trailers
  • Equipment to improve production yields and sustainability

Agri-Tech

Area of sector expertise

  • Farm management software
  • Precision farming
  • AI, cloud & data analytics

In addition to an industrial heritage rooted in farming, Northern Ireland is one of Europe’s leading tech hubs, with strengths in software development and cyber security. The two worlds have merged to create leading-edge agri-tech solutions, including:

  • Autonomous livestock video monitoring
  • AI-enabled farm safety monitoring
  • On-demand satellite insights to predict crop health
  • Energy and fuel management reporting
  • Cloud-based egg supply software

Animal Health

Area of sector expertise

  • Veterinary
  • Animal Feeds
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition

Through research and industrial excellence, Northern Ireland leads the way in improving animal health, developing efficient methods for animal production and delivering increased profitability for farmers. The region is also a leader in animal nutrition, in the science of feed preparation and feeding, with a focus on safety and efficiency.

  • Animal data analytics and genetics
  • Farm animal drugs, vaccines and diagnostics
  • Nutrition & sustainable animal feeds
  • Pet hydration products 

Renewable Energy

Area of sector expertise

  • Farm waste recycling
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Acidification
  • Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS)

Northern Ireland is recognised for its long-established expertise in agri-engineering and technology and is utilising the established skills base to develop renewable energy solutions for farm applications.  Our highly-skilled companies and academic base offer a holistic approach to the research, design, and manufacture of products and technologies to provide intelligent, sustainable energy solutions.

  • World-leading Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) equipment and technology
  • Manufacture of waste management and recycling equipment
  • Installation of carbon capture and storage technologies derived from farm waste
  • Production of alternative energy sources from farm waste

Supply chain

Area of sector expertise

  • Fabrication
  • Components and assemblies
  • Electronics
  • Hydraulics
  • Software
  • Other components and services
  • Comprehensive range of services for Agri OEMs from components, control panels and sub-assemblies to complex software solutions 
  • Agile and responsive to change
  • Experienced and aligned to the needs of Agri-Engineering companies
  • Local and easily accessible

Sector strengths

  • World-class quality agri engineering, increasing productivity and improving sustainability
  • International reputation in food safety, quality control and traceability
  • Innovation in Animal, Crop & Feedstock data analytics & genetics
  • Adaptable industry, with companies constantly refining and innovating to meet the changing needs of global customers
  • At the forefront of agricultural innovation, fusing farming expertise with expert engineering and academic research

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