Starting his path in agriculture by buying his first half of a calf and milking cows at a young age, 28-year-old Vincent Tennanty has experienced a varied education and career. Studying at Ballyhaise Agricultural College, DkIT, UCD and Maynooth University, and working at Devenish Nutrition, EFS and Intellync, his love for agriculture stemmed from his father’s and grandfather’s involvement in calf-rearing.
After monitoring how turkey and broiler chickens performed on different feeds by collecting weights and analysing data at Devenish Nutrition in Belfast, Vincent quickly realised that his passion lied with cows.
Speaking to That’s Farming, he said: “I loved data and technology associated with dairy cows, and I moved to EFS. Sensehub collars were launched at the time, and I had exposure with Lely robots, all the data that these systems collected fascinated me.”
Heading back to university and obtaining an H-Dip in Data Analytics, Vincent then started working at Intellync, our data and technology division based in Kilkenny, where his job as a Data Analytics Engineer involves writing code to clean, model and visualise farmer data.
“We combine all types of farmer data to help the farmer make better decisions, reduce costs & make the farmers life easier.” he says. “Technology is moving so fast. We always have new and different tools for managing big datasets appearing which means we are always learning.”
Working with Intellync to create Farm Footprint Carbon Models – which take farm data and return a farm carbon footprint – Vincent is helping farmers to focus on specific areas and reduce their environment impact.
He says, “It’s brilliant working within such a big company. I work closely with the entire team, from software engineers to technical reps.”
To find out more about his journey to Intellync and his role there, click here.