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2015 Regional Award Winner
Beef Improvement Ontario (BIO)
Chris Cameron, Mike McMorris, MPP Kathryn McGarry
Your typical beef farmer doesn't spend a lot of time behind a desk. And that's what makes desktop-computer traceability systems clunky. But thanks to Beef Improvement Ontario's mobile livestock recordkeeping software, producers can now use their smartphone to record and access data wherever they happen to be. The Go360|bioTrack system makes food safety simpler, allowing users to track animal identification, movements, feed, health records, biosecurity and more. Spotty connection? Not to worry: the software works offline as well, automatically uploading and backing up your data when an Internet connection becomes available. The data-capture solution is now available for sheep and goat producers as well and has caught the attention of markets in Alberta and the United States.