About

For more information about Milkalyser, contact Professor Toby Mottram toby@milkalyser.com

Toby Mottram FREng is the founder of eCow and a prominent figure in the UK agricultural engineering sector and until March 2017 held the position of Douglas Bomford Trust Professor of Farm Mechanisation at the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, where he taught wireless sensor data capture and analysis in farm situations. During his career he has co- invented robotic milking, developed cow breath sampling, in-line milk progesterone analysis and in 2003 the rumen telemetry bolus.  After Silsoe Research Institute closed in 2005 he continued development of the pH bolus eventually producing a commercially viable product which he has sold worldwide through eCow since 2011. The eCow eBolus provides continuous and accurate data from within a cow’s rumen to aid farmers and researchers improve dairy cow management. In 2016 he held a BBSRC/Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowship which allowed him to develop this business that will revolutionise dairy cow fertility. He now does some part-time teaching of agritechnology at the Agricultural Innovation Centre, Bridgwater, Somerset, UK. He has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK and is a Fellow of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers, UK.

Bridgwater College

Royal Agricultural University

Cirencester