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This small box — a data logger — could make life a lot easier on the ranch and at the feedlot by automating the process of tracking cattle.

Traceability poised for next step: Auto tracking of cattle

The Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) is tapping 
into new technology to make traceability fast and easy

Automated tracking of cattle may soon be a reality. During the coming year, the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) will be experimenting throughout the province with data loggers installed at farms, feedlots, and auction markets to track cattle as they move through the value chain. “Movement is very difficult to track, especially when animals are […] Read more

ALMA still taking proposals

The Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency will soon disappear but the organization is still taking funding applications from businesses, researchers, and others in the industry “With our budget of $24 million, we encourage industry to continue submitting proposals and applications directly to ALMA throughout the transition,” president and CEO Gordon Cove said in a news […] Read more