PLF Agritech

About the Company

  • PLF Agritech was established in Australia in 2010 and in the UK in 2012

  • The major profile of the company is research and development

  • The aim of the company is to commercialise its newly developed product range for assisting livestock production

  • The company patented and owns the IP for all the technologies developed 

  • PLF Agritech is a company built with close collaborative ties between industry and academia

  • The company has attracted a several major grants in Australia and in the EU to develop and test its product range

About the Founder

A/Prof Thomas Banhazi

A/Prof. Thomas Banhazi has been researching technologies to assist intensive farming for almost 15 years, with successful preliminary trials run in Australia and several European countries. This work has produced several unique technologies to measure and quantify factors affecting optimal growth for intensively farmed animals.

Intellectual Properties and Key Patents

Title of patent: Image analysis for making animal measurements

 ID Number of patents:      2010219406

Country granted:  Australia 2013

Title of patent: Image analysis for making animal measurements

ID Number of patents:   US9,142,028B2

Country granted:  USA 2015

Title of patent: Image analysis for making animal measurements including 3-D image analysis

ID Number of patents:   US9,311,556B2

Country granted:  USA 2016

Title of patent: Image analysis for making animal measurements

 ID Number of patents:   AU2011000592

Country granted:  EU in progress

Title of patent: Image analysis for making animal measurements including 3-D image analysis

 ID Number of patents:   2016327051

Country granted:  Australia 2018

Title of patent: A livestock feed delivery system with sensor

 ID Number of patents:   2009290153

Country granted:  Australia 2013