Galway-based company Ocean Harvest Technology launched their bovine products at the National Ploughing Championships. As part of the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Hub, Ocean Harvest presented and exhibited throughout the three-day agricultural festival.
Based in Milltown, Ocean Harvest Technology (OHT ) has grown from a single headquarters in Galway, to having a strong presence in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
“We were delighted to officially launch our Bovine Product line at the Ploughing Championships. Working with Enterprise Ireland has given us a huge platform and being part of the biggest Agricultural event in Europe has brought our brand to the attention of the wider farming community,” explained Dr Stefan Kraan, co-founder of Ocean Harvest Technology.
Ocean Harvest Technology have created a variety of patented seaweed based formulas centred on the bioactive ingredients present in different seaweeds.
In Ireland there are 1,000s of seaweed types, so in order to provide a range of natural solutions to enhance the health of the animals, environment and the customer, Ocean Harvest Technology has a base in Vietnam where they combine many different seaweed types. These ingredients allow its feeds to replace many of the synthetic components found in a diversity of agricultural and aquacultural feed ingredients.
“We are the first company to identify and apply the health and productivity benefits of a mixed and cultivated algae product to the animal feed industry. Ocean Harvest Technology is a Feed Materials Assurance Scheme (FEMAS ) certified company, assuring the feeds produced satisfy the controls applied to animal feed production with regard to quality assurance, traceability and the raw materials used in their creation.
“We believe in sustainable farming and creating improved opportunities for farmers, animals and our planet. Our seaweed based animal feeds allow farmers to grow healthier animals, improve working conditions, reduce costs and take better care of the environment. Our customers see the benefits of our animal feeds up close by witnessing improved mortality rates in their animals, increased profit and better opportunities while protecting the environment,” said Stefan.