Our Passion

You should be able to know how your herd is. Your herd should be able to send you insights without any stress or injury to you or them. Our obsession is in making the simplest, easiest to use, go anywhere, use anytime system on herd health.


Our singular purpose isn't to boil the ocean or break the internet, it's to improve herd health.

We do that one animal at a time. That's our job and it keeps us busy.

Who We Are

HerdDogg is an advanced agriculture technology company. Our hardware and software systems are built in Southern Oregon. Our data science team is based in Denver, Colorado. Our founder, Melissa Brandao, has been developing solutions for precision agriculture since 2006. In her efforts to expand technological capabilities within the farm, she discovered the fundamental challenge to precision agriculture was both in the generation and gathering of the data. HerdDogg was developed as a means of solving the "free moving data gathering" problem with the "Data Generator-Gatherer" (DoGG). What changed everything was a meeting in a small town. 

We Knew we could help with Healthier Herds

A few years back in small town in Oregon we showed up with DoGG technology, the ranchers listened politely to our pitch and then said, the real problem we have is getting data off of livestock--usually human or animal gets stressed out, or hurt or both.  We knew that monitoring the health and well being of 5 billion large-animal domestic and wild herds on the planet this was a big problem to solve and we were up for it!

FIELD TESTED, Herd Approved

Within weeks of developing our first HerdDogg tags, we had installed them on cattle. Prototypes can be fragile but cattle didn't care one bit. Our tags have undergone the worst kind of treatment from the sweetest looking animals. We've had tags broken, bitten, eaten, stomped on, pooped on and just plain lost. We fixed them, tested and re-tested. Then we took extra care to make a product that was designed for long term, easy to install, comfortable to wear, with the highest data resolution available. The result is the product we have today. They say hardware is hard--our hardware has been hardened by 1200 pounds of pure beef.


  • Valley Ventures Accelerator, Spring 2018.
  • LaunchKC Finalist, September, 2017.
  • Sprint/Dairy Farmers of America accelerator, Spring 2017.
  • TechStars Land O Lakes accelerator, Summer 2016.
  • Best of Show and Editor Choice, Maker Faire, 2016.
  • Reality TV participants: America's Greatest Makers, 2016.
  • Research funds recipient, Oregon BEST, Summer 2016.