GrowSafe Systems Ltd., Airdrie AB, has received the Intel SME award for Innovation at the recent Canadian Advanced Technology (CATAAlliance) award gala.
Accepting the award on behalf of the GrowSafe team, Alison Sunstrum, Co-CEO commented, “When our founder brought the first livestock RFID solution to market in 1990, he envisioned the possibility of the Internet of Things. The convergence of Internet service to rural communities, fast PC processors, sensors, and connectivity devices makes everything we do possible. Intel imagines and builds the foundational technologies for the world’s computing devices. This award is a monumental milestone on our journey.”
“The way that GrowSafe acquires, analyses, optimizes and presents ‘big data’ using a standard PC connected to the Internet is improving animal welfare, farm profitability and reducing the environmental footprint of livestock production. We are connecting livestock producers to their animals in a way and at a cost that was previously thought unimaginable,” Sunstrum adds.
GrowSafe’s intelligent animal measurement, monitoring and management platform non-invasively acquires data continuously from multiple biometric and environmental sensors deployed in the livestock production environment. GrowSafe’s patented technology provides a scientifically proven unprecedented ability in real-time to continuously and automatically monitor individual animals, measure and predict their market value and identify and treat targeted animals without human intervention.
“The GrowSafe journey continues at an accelerated pace. We turn real time data into predictive foresight and with emerging capabilities we are automating many things; providing new science based solutions to identify and treat animal disease, every cow just in time,” Sunstrum continues.