Flokk Systems is pleased to announce that Jody Bell has joined Flokk as our Product Evaluation Manager.
Jody grew up on on a farm near Carstairs, Alberta, where she and the Bell family manage 120 cow/calf pairs. Her background includes working on large ranches in Central Alberta and Orroroo, Australia.
Dr. Ron Clarke's article in Canadian Cattlemen magazine provides a good overview of traceability's impact on disease management in livestock.
Enhanced traceability is core to the beef industry's response to sustainability, maintaining access to export markets, and disease outbreak management, as this article in Canadian Cattlemen does a great job explaining.
Flokk has been selected as one of 20 companies from the Calgary area to pitch in Startup TNT Investment Summit IV.
The TNT Investment Summit is not a pitch competition; it’s a real deal screening process.
Cargill has launched RegenConnect, which links farmers to the emerging carbon marketplace and helps scale the voluntary adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.
This program is directed primarily at grains and oil seed production. But these opportunities will soon be available for livestock producers, and Flokk will be the easiest to implement and use solution to collect the accurate, detailed, and audit-able data required to enable these programs.
RDAR's funding support Flokk has been highlighted in Alberta Farmer Express.
RDAR's investment if Flokk has been featured in Lethbridge News NOW.
Compared to previous versions the hardware now:
At the AgSmart technology demonstration and education exposition at Olds College, Clinton Dobson (RDAR Director of Research) and Mark Olson (President, Flokk Systems Inc) announced RDAR (Results Driven Agriculture Research) is providing financial support to Flokk Systems to advance our work identifying factors that limit the digitization of Alberta cow/calf production, and to evaluate practical solutions to those limitations.
The project will begin immediately, and will use industry surveys, producer interviews, and on-farm evaluation of prototype hardware and software to deliver solutions that support Alberta's livestock producers retaining, and strengthening, their leadership in traceability and sustainability.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is moving forward with the adoption of RFID ear tags as the official ear tag for use in interstate movement of cattle.
This will result in US cow/calf producers soon facing the same dilemma that Canadian producers have today; the necessity to acquire and apply RFID tags to their stock, but no affordable and suitable tool available to realize value from these tags to their own operation.
Flokk systems Inc. is pleased to announce that it has secured a founding investment.
The private investor has extensive experience in Agricultural financing and operations, and brings a wealth of experience that will be invaluable to Flokk as we advance the product to market.