Fintech has the potential to improve & streamline financial services across the livestock and poultry segment. In what areas will those innovations be?
This week Tyson Foods named Dean Banks as its next Chief Executive Officer. Dean Banks was named president of Tyson Foods last December, but the media references his experience as a “ tech executive” and his time at Alphabet. Curious about this experience, I went to his LinkedIn profile. Was he a C-level executive at Alphabet? Division [...]
10 weeks into writing the weekly Prime Future newsletter, I've been wrestling with the where-are-we-going-with-this questions like, who am I really writing for and why? The bleeding-edge livestock producer? The soon-to-be founder? The seasoned entrepreneur? The investor considering the space? The biz dev lead sourcing M&A targets? For the last 3 months I’ve been quarantining [...]
Hypothesis: Direct to Consumer (D2C) business models will be a high growth sales channel for all meat & poultry companies within 5 years. And to capitalize on the D2C trend, packers must get serious about building capability…soon. For those who might say this market is still too small for packers to pay attention yet, remember [...]
$16.9B in venture funding went to agtech companies in 2018. Sensors, robotics, machine learning, CRISPR, plant based <anything>, wearable tech for livestock, and so on. A ton of activity in row crops, a lot of activity in dairy, some interesting plays in livestock…but what about the meat sector? What about that massively critical phase from [...]
Hear the story of Walmart & 44 Farms supply chain partnership directly from the mastermind producer that helped a Walmart CEO map out a path to solve the chronic issues in the retail giant's most vexing supply chain by reimagining how beef could create higher value from producer to consumer.
Coordinated beef supply chains are asset light, data capture heavy. So, when does a coordinated supply chain make sense?
Fulcrum Global Capital shares their views on venture investing in animal health.
The announcement of Telus Agriculture marks Animal AgTech 2.0 as the Canadian comms company seeks to digitally connect the beef supply chain. Here's why that matters:
Hopefully you are sliding into holiday mode and the most troublesome thing on your mind is nailing the ratio of rosemary:thyme:garlic for the prime rib. Me too. Today I’m deviating from our normal topics to share one of my favorite end of the year traditions: a Life Retreat. It’s one of the highest life ROI [...]
As the sun sets on 2020, two juxtaposed themes to note: This once-in-a-generation massively disruptive & wildly uncertain thing began crashing down on us in March and one of the first things consumers did was fill their freezers with meat, as evidenced by empty retail meat cases in the spring or by the fact that [...]
The whiplash inducing effects of the pandemic highlighted the bottleneck in the meat value chain that sends economic ripples from ranches to food retailers: primary processing. This has raised the question in many circles, how does the industry create more distributed processing capacity? Before we dig into the complexity around that question, let's start with [...]
ButcherBox CEO & founder, Mike Salguero, paints a vision for a robust grass fed cattle feeding segment in the US including the challenges that must be overcome first.