Canada invests in biosecurity technology to help farmers mitigate disease outbreaks risk

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Ottawa/CMEDIA: Marie-Claude Bibeau, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced today an investment of up to $113,575 for Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. to determine and promote an innovative technology system to help protect the livestock industry in the event of disease outbreak.

“Agricultural producers care about the health of their animals. This investment in Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. supports the development…better protect their animals and their business and continue delivering high-quality food to Canadians and consumers around the world,” Marie-Claude Bibeau in a news release.

Innovation is revolutionizing modern agriculture in overcoming disease outbreaks to enable the farmers to maintain their operations.

Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. is built on its existing farm health technology platform using the funds to research, test, and develop the best hardware solution that will allow real-time tracking and tracing of trailers.

After the trials are complete, recommendations on the best-fit technology along with information on deployment would be widely disseminated by the company. By using data to monitor the movement of these vehicles, farmers can rapidly contain an outbreak, limit losses, and reduce the time it takes to return to normal business.

The development of biosecurity technologies by Canada, Be Seen Be Safe Ltd.’s innovative product will help the livestock industry improve its resiliency and allow producers to react quickly and limit impacts if disaster strikes to ensure Canada’s agricultural sector can adapt and remain competitive.

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