CALGARY, Oct. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - GrowSafe Systems Ltd., has announced that the company has been selected to present at the tenth annual 'World's Best Technology', WBT Innovation Marketplace in San Diego on October 24th. www.wbtshowcase.com
"We started in an Alberta garage in 1990 and have grown our 'skunkworks' profitably", said Camiel Huisma, founder and primary inventor of GrowSafe technology. Our platform has always collected more data than really smart humans and most database solutions can handle. We developed novel methods of big data collection, analysis and visualization harnessing the incredible processing power of the computer and the connectivity of the Internet. On this foundation we have built predictive 'thinking' algorithms that when fueled by more data 'learn', providing targeted insight into animal health, performance and enterprise decision-making. The first application we developed measures feed conversion efficiency of animals. This technology is installed in more than 85 major Agribusinesses and Ag research institutions worldwide. Scientists using this technology have found that genetic selection for feed efficiency can reduce feed intake by as much as 12%, methane by 30% and manure and NPK by 17%. With feed costs representing about 70% of a livestock operation's costs, improving the feed efficiency of a beef cattle herd can mean big savings.
A commercial scale trial of our second application, GrowSafe Beef® is proving the value of our technology to the feedlot industry. GrowSafe Beef® visually identifies animals needing treatment and those ready for market enabling the targeted treatment of animals in their home pen without human intervention. This is the next generation of animal health and welfare management. We have two additional products in proof of concept for the cow-calf and dairy markets. In January we entered into a research relationship with the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation an independent, non-profit institute headquartered in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Together we are developing methods to individually manage animals on pasture to increase efficiency, improve animal health and farm profitability.
Fundamentally high input costs and increasing land prices are driving a need for technology that improves production efficiency. We have reached a nexus where GrowSafe technology, computing power, technology cost, internet access and a young computer savvy workforce are all converging to enable us to deploy our platform on farms and ranches everywhere. I love it when a plan comes together", said Huisma.
About GrowSafe Systems Ltd.
GrowSafe Systems Ltd. (GrowSafe ) engineers, computer and animal scientists have developed an intelligent animal measurement, monitoring and management platform that non-invasively acquires data continuously from multiple biometric and environmental sensors deployed in the livestock production environment. GrowSafe's evidence-based decision making applications are used to determine feed conversion efficiency, enable phenotypic trait assisted breeding, and offer the possibility of management of every animal to its optimal health, welfare and production value.
Additional information can be found by visiting www.growsafe.com
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