Sustainable Development Technology Canada invests in Farm Health Guardian technology

January 19, 2023 – Guelph, Ontario, Canada: Farm Health Guardian is pleased to announce the investment of seed funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).
“The investment of seed funding by SDTC will enable us to accelerate our development of digital tools that will protect animal health. And, protecting the health of livestock and poultry means more sustainable food production,” says Rob Hannam, CEO of Farm Health Guardian.

SDTC recognizes the negative impacts of livestock disease and the need for innovative solutions to prevent outbreaks. “Disease outbreaks in livestock can have devastating consequences for farmers, their industries and public health,” says Leah Lawrence, President and CEO. “Farm Health Guardian’s technology can stop animal disease outbreaks before they spread, protecting a farm’s biosecurity. SDTC is proud to support Farm Health Guardian to further develop this innovative solution.”

Animal disease is a major issue for the livestock and poultry sector in Canada and globally. For example, commercial poultry farms in Canada lost nearly seven million birds in 2022 due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza.

In addition to the loss of animals, disease causes a decrease in production efficiency. This means that more resources like feed and water are needed to produce the same amount of food, resulting in an increased environmental footprint. The faster a farmer and their veterinarian can identify a disease, the better chance they have to stop the spread within a farm or to other farms in a supply chain.

Farm Health Guardian’s digital biosecurity system and centralized animal health records enable a faster response to recognize and stop disease early. Fewer animals get sick or die due to disease, resulting in a lower environmental footprint and more sustainable food production. It’s a better outcome for the animals, people and the environment.

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About SDTC
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) finds, funds and fosters Canadian companies that are developing, demonstrating and commercializing new technologies with the potential to transform Canada’s environmental and economic prosperity.

The innovations funded help solve some of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges: climate change, regeneration through the circular economy, and the well-being of humans in the communities they live in and the natural environment they interact with.

About Farm Health Guardian
Farm Health Guardian is a digital partner in disease prevention, animal health and outbreak preparedness for livestock and poultry operations. The proven biosecurity software 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 a product of Be Seen Be Safe Ltd. and headquartered in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

For more information:
Rob Hannam
CEO, Farm Health Guardian