Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2009 Regional Award Winner

 

Tony Noorloos – Sarnia

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MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex Maria Van Bommel and Tony Noorloos

MPP for Lambton, Kent, Middlesex Maria Van Bommel and Tony Noorloos

Building a better mousetrap is one thing, but building a better cattle chute that can efficiently handle 1,100 head of cattle in one day is no small invention. The Noorloos family has been in the cattle business for three generations. They have seen almost every method that exists for moving cattle, and all have come up short in different ways. So, as a winter project, they designed and built a chute that reduces stress, reads individual electronic tags and weighs the cattle to improve livestock management and their profit margins. The invention has caught on, and is currently working in six different feedlots.


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