In any large-scale livestock operation, pen checkers have their hands full surveying herds daily looking for animals who are showing signs of illness, something that is now being streamlined by a monitor by Allflex Livestock Intelligence. The monitor, which can be a collar or a tag, tracks changes in the animal’s temperature, movement and also… Read More

Farm Health Guardian has announced a strategic partnership with Synthesis Agri-Food Network. The announcement comes on the heels of the company launching its disease mitigation platform for pork and poultry production. For the past decade, Synthesis Agri-Food Network president Rob Hannam has specialized in the agriculture and food sector, and brings that experience and that… Read More

Lactanet Canada has launched DairyTrace, the new national dairy cattle traceability program for dairy farmers in Canada. Lactanet Canada was recognized in June by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) as the nationally responsible administrator for traceability of dairy bovine animals. Under federal regulations and/or proAction requirements, everyone who owns or has the possession, care… Read More

On this Thursday edition of RealAg LIVE!, host Shaun Haney takes a deep dive into the machinery and technology side of agriculture with President and CEO of Ag Growth International, Tim Close. Shaun and Tim talk about the executive suite of AGI, discussing everything from augers, to bins, to software. Tune in to RealAg LIVE!… Read More

Billing itself as a company ready to transform Canada’s food industry, Local Leaf Farms has opened a vertical farm in Barrie, Ont., with plans to launch 20 locations across the country by the end of 2025. Vertical farming is “always presented as the future, and I’ll state right off the top I don’t see it… Read More

Canadian supply chain data platform, TrustBIX, has officially gone public as of Tuesday morning, listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) in Canada. Formerly known as Reco Northern Alberta Inc. (RNAI), the Edmonton-based company merged with ViewTrak Technologies Inc., to create TrustBIX. The new company focuses on the supply chain of agricultural products, as well… Read More

Merck has acquired Antelliq, the parent company of Allflex, maker and distributor of digital animal identification, traceability, and monitoring products. All outstanding shares of the company were acquired for approximately 2.1 billion Euros, the company says. Merck will also assume Atelliq’s debt of 1.15 billion euros, which it intends to repay shortly after the deal is closed…. Read More

The Canadian Sheep Federation and the Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) recently reached an agreement outlining the roles and responsibilities of each group in delivery of the Canadian Sheep Identification Program (CSIP). As part of the agreement, the per tag fee of $0.23 currently collected to fund the program will increase to $0.59/tag by the… Read More

Livestock traceability requirements for sheep are about to get much more involved across Canada. While sheep producers have long been required to tag sheep ahead of movement, actual tracking of livestock movement has only needed to be recorded, not reported. That is going to change very soon, and there is concern that the existing infrastructure… Read More

 

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