About AgCoTech

Innovative Carbon Offset Solutions

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Our Mission .

AgCoTech aims to provide more than carbon offsets. We are creating local employment opportunities and economic growth in developing farming communities around the world. By delivering innovative technology that improves animal nutrition and animal welfare - farming communities are able to improve the quality and health of their livestock and make positive environmental contributions.

The Medicated Blocks .

After many years of research supported by Sydney University and independent trials around the world - a patented, innovative, medicated block technology has been developed.

These medicated blocks allow ruminant (cattle, sheep etc) to get the maximum nutritional benefit from from their feed. The blocks improve the ability of livestock to metabolise its feed (including poor quality feed). This results in healthier animals and methane reductions.

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AgCoTech Quality Standard Carbon Offset Program .

The distribution of one medicated block will generate 1 AgCoTech Quality Standard Carbon Offset Credit (equivalent to 1 tonne of CO2).

Locally produced .

AgCoTech will produce the blocks in developing countries, using local suppliers and labour. AgCoTech has a 50% female employment target to provide local women with opportunities to work outside of sweatshops.

The produced blocks are then distributed for free to livestock owners in developing countries to improve productivity and social outcomes.

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The Results .

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced

The methane (greenhouse gasses) reduction alone could measure in the millions of tonnes (1 tonne of CO2 equivalent per medicated block) a year.

Healthier animals

The blocks improve the animal's ability to metabolise their feed much more efficiently, making the most of all available nutrients. Resulting in bigger and healthier animals that produce significantly less methane.

Improved social and community outcomes

Healther animals improve smallholder farm wealth and the production chain employs local people.

All stakeholders along the supply chain benefit. From the animal itself, to the farmers, to the suppliers of the raw materials and to the organisations who are wanting to offset their emissions.

How Can The AgCoTech
Carbon Credit Program Help Your Organisation
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Earn Carbon Credits .

Carbon Offset programs are a great way to meet your carbon footprint goals.

Every year awareness of climate change and the importance of taking action become more clear. The public is taking note of organisations' impact on the environment.

Meeting or exceeding a carbon zero footprint is a point of difference for your organisation.

 

Licence to Operate .

Get results your clients will appreciate in half the time.

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions in months. Provide jobs for women in countries where sweatshop labour is the only option. Improve the health of animals, farms and children in one program. These are all highly valued results and marketable results that maintain your social licence to operate.

 

Real Change .

Create measurable, visual change in developing countries around the world.

Our carbon offset program makes a real social impact. Children are fed better, women get opportunities to work for their communities, farmers have healthier cattle and economies grow.

 

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Our Team .

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Allan Giffard .

Co-Founder

Allan has a successful track record in the development and commercialisation of market leading products in animal nutrition, health and welfare. He has extensive international experience in successfully negotiating license and distribution agreements with major pharmaceutical companies. He also has vast experience in developing and presenting improved animal welfare programmes and standards, as well as supply chain traceability for incorporation into global retailers CSR policies and their supply chain.

Previously, Allan has been an advisor to Australian Wool Innovation, Landmark, Bayer Healthcare and Virbac Animal Health.

Allan is the Co-Founder/Managing Director of Medical Ethics, a commercialised life science company focused on pain mitigation in wounds for humans and animals. Medical Ethics has developed products which have been used to successfully treat over 100 million animals and raised $30m from partnering with Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

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Charles Olsson .

Co-Founder

Charles has extensive experience in the Australian agribusiness, including livestock nutrition and stock medicine manufacturing, sheep and wool production, and salt mining. He has sat on various agricultural industry boards, including directorships at Australian Wool Innovation and chaired marketing and intellectual property divisions of Woolmark and AWI.

Charles is currently Managing Director of Four Seasons Pty Ltd, a national livestock supplement company supplying 400 rural retailers throughout Australia, exporting to NZ and South East Asia.

He is also the Co-Founder/Business Development Director of Medical Ethics, a commercialised life science company focused on pain mitigation in wounds for humans and animals. Medical Ethics has developed products which have been used to successfully treat over 100 million animals and raised $30m from partnering with Dechra Pharmaceuticals.

Advisory Team .

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Prof. Peter Windsor .

Emeritus Professor

  • Peter Windsor has a rural background from Wagga.
  • DVSc, PhD, BVSc(Hons), Grad.Cert Ed. Studies (Higher Ed.), DipECSRHM
  • Managing Director of a Production Animal Welfare & Health Services consultancy.
  • Through this consultancy Peter manages projects in animal health, production and welfare throughout Australia and South East Asia.
  • Professor Emeritus at University of Sydney.
  • Previous roles through the university included Professor of Livestock Health & Production.
  • Peter has been involved in numerous field-based projects studying ruminant health and production problems in south east Asia.
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Dr James Young .

Veterinary Epidemiologist

  • Jim is a Veterinary Epidemiologist based in Singapore. Previous Project Manager with The University of Sydney
  • BVSc MVPHMgt MANZCVS PhD
  • Experienced consultant, researcher and project manager in animal health, production and throughout Asia Pacific.
  • Commercial management experience with multinational companies in Market Development and Commercial Leadership.
  • Director of a EPIVETS PTE LTD
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Prof. Julian Hill .

Ternes Scientific

  • Julian, is the founder of Ternes Scientific, a research management and specialist agricultural consulting business.
  • Adjunct Professor in RMIT University Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Remediation.
  • Much of Julian's research and development work has focused on large ruminant production systems including greenhouse gas abatement.
  • Julian is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology and Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
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Peter Bishop .

Corporate Adviser - HLB Chessboard

  • Peter, the founder of HLB Chessboard, has been in the accounting and finance industry for 18 years.
  • Peter spent many years in the investment banking industry in Sydney and Brisbane.
  • He has completed many transactions up to $135m in his career from dual track exits, mergers and acquisitions and takeover defences to capital raisings and proposed IPOs.
  • Peter has a depth of experience in private equity, agribusiness, health and services. He regularly acts as lead adviser to boards through corporate transactions.
  • Peter is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Member of FINSIA, Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors and adjunct fellow of the University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.
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Michael Bigg .

Legal Adviser - Bennett & Philp

  • Michael is a Director of Bennett & Philp and heads the Business Advisory Team.
  • Expert in corporate advisory matters including capital raising, structuring transactions, company operations and intellectual property protection.
  • Michael also acts in relation to the sale and acquisition, restructuring and establishment of numerous businesses.
  • His commercial experience involves acting for national and international businesses in relation to manufacture and supply agreements, outsourcing and service agreements, loan agreements, all types of financing and granting of security interests, real property and chattel leasing and many different types of commercial contracts.
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Dean Schultz .

Taxation Adviser - Ascent Advisory

  • Dean is a business advisor with the experience and knowledge necessary to deliver commercial and specialist taxation advice to an extensive range of clients.
  • Dean has developed a finely tuned focus and proficiency in the particular needs of privately owned groups especially in the areas of growth, profit improvement, business restructures and transaction structuring.
  • Dean also has a strong background in providing corporate counsel for a number of his client’s advisory boards. This has resulted in Dean advising on numerous transactions including buy-side, sell-side and structuring joint ventures.
  • His experience extends to multi-nationals and the structuring and ongoing governance of their operations in Australia.

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