Dairy Farmers of America invests in SomaDetect

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Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), is investing in SomaDetect, a company that started because of an Ontario invention.

DFA is a national co-operative owned by dairy producers across the United States. It has announced an investment in SomaDetect, technology that will help farmers use artificial intelligence to more closely monitor the health of their herd and improve milk quality.

With SomaDetect’s technology, farmers can evaluate components of interest in raw milk, including fat, protein, somatic cells, progesterone and trace antibiotics.

The company is commercializing the detection technology created by the father of SomaDetect’s CEO Bethany Deshpande, while the family lived in Guelph.

“Dairy farmers have been our greatest teachers and allies throughout the development of our company and technology, and our goal is to show them the same care they show their herd,” she said.

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