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Canadian and US pork and poultry biosecurity companies merge

Canadian and US pork and poultry biosecurity companies merge

Farm Health Guardian merges with NoveTechnologies, improving on-farm pork and poultry biosecurity options.

Andrew Joseph, Farms.com; Image of Protocol software system via Farm Health Guardian

Two industry-leading biosecurity innovators, Farm Health Guardian Ltd. of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and NoveTechnologies, LLC (NoveTech) of Omaha, Nebraska, US, have come together to bring revolutionary farm biosecurity technology to pork and poultry producers in North America.

First up is the recently launched Protocol, a biosecurity management system that utilizes facial recognition technology for controlled access to livestock barns.

“Together, our companies are stronger, and the merger means we are able to offer a more complete product line of digital biosecurity technologies to help farmers and food companies improve biosecurity and protect animal health,” stated Rob Hannam, the Chief Executive Officer for Farm Health Guardian. Farm Health Guardian is a proven digital biosecurity software system that helps farm operations and food companies improve biosecurity and prevent disease transmission.

“This merger will also see the launch of Protocol in the US and Canada, a facial recognition barn entry system that will revolutionize controlled access in pork and poultry barns,” continued Hannam.

As of June 5, 2023, the two companies will be combined under the Farm Health Guardian company name and operate from Guelph and Omaha. The management teams from both companies will continue to provide industry-leading insights and drive the development of innovative solutions for farm biosecurity and animal health.

“We’re excited about the synergies that we all bring and the opportunities to introduce a new, digital way for producers to make their biosecurity protocols easier,” explained Anthony Novero, now the Chief Technology Officer for Farm Health Guardian. “Producers want assurances that any person or truck entering their farm or barns is disease-free, and together as Farm Health Guardian, we can now offer the most innovative disease prevention system available today.”

The newly launched Protocol is a controlled entry biosecurity system that allows farmers and integrators to take full control of who can enter their farm production sites.

“Protocol is a facial recognition barn entry system that is changing the way farms manage their health status and downtime requirements. This system enables farm managers to lower the risk of diseases entering barns by proactively controlling the people’s entry points,” said Kent Andersen, the US Swine Specialist with Farm Health Guardian.

Farm Health Protect is already available to farmers in Canada and the US and is a farm biosecurity management system that confidentially records the movement of trucks on and off farm properties to monitor protocols and identify biosecurity breaches.

“Together, Farm Health Guardian and NoveTech offer a complete biosecurity management solution to help farms and food companies manage their biosecurity program, and we look forward to continuing to deliver preparedness, traceability, and consumer confidence solutions to our industry,” summed up Andersen.

About Farm Health Guardian
Farm Health Guardian is a proven biosecurity management tool for farmers and food companies to improve biosecurity and disease prevention while saving time and reducing costs. The system offers four components: Farm Health FastMaps, Farm Health Protect, Farm Health Monitor, and Protocol. All provide software solutions to help producers 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.

About NoveTechnologies, LLC
NoveTechnologies is an innovative agricultural technology company that developed Protocol, a facial recognition barn entry system that controls controlled access points to ensure the highest security and disease prevention protocols for farms. The system helps ensure the well-being of animals and employees, which leads to the safety of the food production system. Through this business merger, NoveTech will continue to provide digital biosecurity systems, operating as Farm Health Guardian.


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