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2016 Regional Award Winner
Trillium Lamb Inc., Lindsay
Front Row: Dick Kuiperij, Minister Tracy MacCharles,
Jenny Carnaghan, Marc Carere and Mike Thompson,
Trillium Lamb Inc. was one of six Ontario farm families that developed a data centre in 2014 to track information on animal health, nutrition management, carcass weight and quality and more, helping them improve flock genetics and optimize lamb nutrition. The data centre also generates long-range marketing forecasts, while Radio Frequency Identification tags ensure farm-to-consumer traceability. Meanwhile, through coordinated scheduling systems, the multi-farm approach is helping ensure that processors receive a reliable supply of lambs each week, improving productivity and sustained profitability. The network has grown to 16 members since it began, representing gross sales of more than $1.5 million in 2015 and creating a model for lamb producers across the country.