May 26, 2023 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada – Farm Health Guardian has once again been recognized as a digital farm traceability and biosecurity technology partner with Maple Leaf Foods in their annual Sustainability Report. Working in collaboration with Maple Leaf Agri-Farms, Farm Health Guardian’s biosecurity management system has helped enhance the company’s Canadian pork production operations to reduce the risk of disease spread and improve animal care.
“Working together to raise the bar on biosecurity through innovative digital technology will benefit all of Canada’s hog industry,” says Rob Hannam, Farm Health Guardian CEO. “Thanks to the leadership of Maple Leaf Agri-Farms, over 70 per cent of the swine farms in Manitoba are now using the Farm Health Guardian system. We see that growth continuing which will lead to reduced disease risk, improved animal health and, in the end, a smaller carbon footprint for the animal protein being produced.”
Farm Health Guardian helps farm operations and food companies improve biosecurity and prevent disease transmission. In its report, Maple Leaf Foods says the Farm Health Guardian system enables their personnel to respond quickly when disease is suspected to restrict movements and prevent potential spread. Company representatives say the ability to conduct biosecurity trace-backs in near real-time reduces the risk of disease spread and saves hours of work compared with traditional paper-based systems.
“Working together, Maple Leaf Agri-Farms has provided Farm Health Guardian with recommendations to adapt and customize the digital biosecurity system for pork production operations across North America,” says Hannam. “The benefits of the real-time digital biosecurity system are being recognized by producers and industry as a game-changer for preventing and minimizing disease impact and transmission.”
To learn more about Farm Health Guardian, visit farmhealthguardian.com.
About Farm Health Guardian
Farm Health Guardian is a proven farm biosecurity software system that protects against diseases like PRRS (Porcine Respiratory and Reproductive Syndrome) on pig farms and avian influenza (bird flu) on poultry farms. Farm Health Guardian is a management tool for farmers and food companies to improve biosecurity and disease prevention, saving time and reducing costs. The system offers three components: Farm Health FastMaps, Farm Health Protect and Farm Health Monitor. All provide software solutions to help producers to lower their cost of production through improved animal health and reduced disease risks. Farm Health FastMaps is an animal disease mapping tool for organizations and governments to identify control zones in minutes and communicate quickly to stop disease spread. Farm Health Protect is a biosecurity management system that records the movement of trucks and people on and off farm properties for rapid contact tracing in the event of a disease outbreak. Farm Health Monitor is an animal health reporting system that improves communication between producers, vets and technical staff to enable early disease detection. Farm Health Guardian is headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
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