After many years based at Roslin BioCentre, Well Cow has moved into offices at the nearby Pentlands Science Park providing the company with new opportunities for collaboration and benefits of interacting with world-class researchers at the co-located Moredun Research Institute, with an established global reputation for the high quality of its scientific research to improve farm animal health and welfare.
The technology developed by Well Cow, improves animal health monitoring. The bolus technology wirelessly monitors rumen pH and temperature, allowing optimisation of nutrition management for cows to improve their health and welfare. Farmers can monitor the data remotely through a Bluetooth communication system, and use the data to optimise the diets for their cattle and consequently improve production efficiency and ultimately the profitability of their business.
Well Cow has been involved in developing its pH/temperature bolus both in the UK and overseas and started undertaking field trials in January 2011. Since August 2011 the bolus has been available for sale and the company supplies to customers throughout the world.
The relocation of Well Cow was prompted as a result of the pending closure of Roslin BioCentre, part of the University of Edinburgh Estates. The land will be redeveloped and in August 2017 the University opened the Roslin Innovation Centre, a new business gateway development on Easter Bush Campus.