Ag Tech Awards, a new addition to Agribition

For the first time, the Canadian Animal AgTech Awards were handed out at the Canadian Western Agribition.

“These awards are the first of their kind, honouring the innovators in animal agricultural technology. Not only do these solutions make farmers’ lives easier, but they also contribute to the growth and progress of the entire agricultural industry,” said Shaun Kindopp, CEO of Canadian Western Agribition. 

Three winners were selected following a pitch style competition this week. Judging was based on three criteria: Technology, Team & Experience, and Market Potential & Finance.  

Saskatchewan based company, Farm Simple, received the Rising Star award. The award recognized their groundbreaking IoT device, HERD HAND, which has revolutionized the monitoring of remote livestock watering systems. This innovative device ensures that producers receive immediate alerts for low or freezing water levels, offering a seamless solution for efficient livestock management. 

The Innovation award went to Smart Paddock from Victoria, Australia. They have an all in-one platform that enables farmers to easily manage their operations and track their animals, vehicles, water tanks, and fence lines. Their Bluebell GPS Smart Ear Tags offer real-time updates on cattle or sheep, providing farmers with a comprehensive and cost-effective management solution. 

Business of the Year went to OneCup AI, from Alberta, for its detection and record-keeping software, BETSY. This unique AI-driven solution monitors for various conditions such as injury, lameness, respiratory disease, dehydration, and weight loss or gain, helping producers improve overall herd health and take immediate action. 

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