Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2007 Vineland Regional Award Winners

 

Gilbrea Farm & AgriServices - Wellington County

Bill Upshall; Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi; Bob Wilson

(Left to right: Bill Upshall; Northumberland-Quinte West MPP Lou Rinaldi; Bob Wilson)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in horses can be caused by dust, pollen and fungal spores in hay, but thanks to Bob Wilson's innovative thinking, horses can now breathe easier. He designed and constructed an automated hay bale soaking machine that helps to reduce these air-borne irritants. Bob's time-controlled "Hay-draytor" pneumatically soaks and drains two square hay bales at a time. That means less water consumption, less manual work and better hay for the horse.


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