Sustainable food supply chain starts from healthy animals

Healthy and well-managed farm animals are part of creating more sustainable food production that is needed to fight climate change. But how can digitalisation help make food production more sustainable?

Animal welfare is not only an important ethical matter but also a significant part of sustainability. A well-managed farm animal can lead up to a 30 % decrease in methane emissions (FAO) by being productive instead of being sick or even culled. Healthy animals are generally more productive and provide a safer product for the consumer.

Digitalisation plays an important part in making the food supply chain more sustainable while promoting animal health and increasing productivity. Mtech is at the forefront of providing solutions for this issue.

Mtech’s data integration system Naseva has transformed animal health care in Finland by providing a comprehensive digital health care register to be used by the whole food industry. Naseva, owned by Animal Health ETT, is currently used nationwide by the whole food industry, including cattle farms, veterinarians, abattoirs, and dairies.

Responsible use of antibiotics in focus

The responsible use of antibiotics continues to be a hot topic in the food sector as well as among consumers. The overuse of antibiotics has been linked to antibiotic resistance in humans, making it a big global health concern.

The Naseva health register enables safer use of antibiotics in farm animals.

The system gathers all the relevant animal health data in one digital register, making it possible for the veterinarian to easily access the health data of an individual animal and see patterns on the herd level.

The mobile app NasevaHealthApp, also owned by Animal Health ETT, is an important tool for animal health professionals to access relevant information from any mobile device, while working on a farm site. Fast connections to databases speed up processes and save time for what matters: making the right decisions when taking care of the animals. The mobile app also prevents the double-recording of data.

Better care through digital technologies

Naseva and the NasevaHealthApp have transformed the treatment of farm animals in Finland, by making animal health-related work more efficient, accurate, and timely. This contributes to the safety and sustainability of the whole food supply chain.

“Naseva has been a great success in the food supply chain”, says Taina Ahonen, Key Account Manager at Mtech. “We believe technologies like these represent the future of the food supply chain and should be utilized more broadly. We would be proud to take this expertise to all parts of the world.”

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