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Neil Helfrich holds one of his cattle boluses while standing next to his cousin, Sheldon Archibald of Irma.

Sherwood Park man invents new cattle tracker with multiple uses

Wireless rumen bolus can track cattle and other livestock and also 
measure their temperature to predict sickness or fertility cycles

It all started with a simple idea. Neil Helfrich, a Sherwood Park inventor, had a moment of inspiration when his wife brought home a puppy in 2007. The dog had a microchip implant, which identifies the animal but can’t track it if it runs away. A device able to do the latter, Helfrich realized, would […] Read more