Product Innovation Award at AgriScot
Nov 28, 2017
After a very exciting 6 months since we launched our range of agricultural internals, we were delighted to hear that our FarmFit Pedigree Extendable Stock Gate was shortlisted as a finalist for this year’s Product Innovation Award at AgriScot.
The Product Innovation Award is staged at AgriScot to encourage a forward-thinking approach to agriculture, embracement of technology and to provide a platform for new products – all of which are aimed at potentially being of direct benefit to their farming visitors.
The judges this year were, Robert Parker (2016 Scotch Beef Farm of the year winner) and Sandy Mitchell (2015 Scottish Dairy Farm of the Year winner) along with Ken Fletcher, Editor of The Scottish Farmer.
Following on from some tough competition in 2016 when the award was won by Dairy Spares Ltd.’s Trusti Tuber Starter Pack we were shortlisted to the final 10 to be scrutinised by the judges.
Our Pedigree extendable stock gates were nominated as they are aimed specifically at larger beef breeds, offering a practical solution for cattle housing. With an extension range of up to 4ft & accessories available such as calf creeps and water bowl cutouts, this is an extremely strong and durable product.
Each comes with 2 eyebolts for increased strength and 1 gate catch for a simple opening. The extension gives flexibility during fitting and means one gate can have many uses.
One of our key motivations for creating our new range of gates for the market was that our customers were telling us that they struggled to find a gate strong enough to withstand the day to day operations of their farms.
There are also extendable gates from our ‘market’ range which provide the same benefits but are made from smaller tube sizes providing a more economical solution for calf and dairy housing.
Unfortunately we didn’t win this year, however, we were up against a tremendous amount of competition and were delighted to have even been shortlisted this soon after launching our new range.
The winner of this year’s award was HerdWatch, a farm management app that allows farmers to record farm events on their smartphone, tablet or PC, anytime without the need for internet. A worthy winner we think and definitely one to watch!