Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP)

Olds College, Olds, Alberta
What the facility does

Offers resources and services required to move the livestock industry’s technological needs forward through demonstration, outreach and research activities.

Areas of expertise

The Olds College Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP) focuses on meeting the needs of the Canadian livestock industry by providing access to new technologies that contribute to increased production efficiency, improved animal health and welfare, and environmental sustainability.

We address industry priorities by providing livestock producers, technology developers, and small to medium enterprises access to expertise, facilities, testing services, training, and emerging smart agriculture technologies.

To facilitate and accelerate the Canadian livestock industry’s adoption of new technology, the TACLP provides field-testing and validation of emerging technologies in farm—like conditions, assisting companies with the testing of feed, genetics, and precision livestock farming technology.    

Research services
  • Business development and market research services
  • Technology and workflow consultation
  • Field trials/simulation
  • In vivo feed ingredient testing
  • Technology validation and transfer
  • Interactive workshop sessions
  • Customized technology demonstrations
  • Networking events
  • Open houses - testing facility and personnel
  • Corporate on-site and in-house training
  • Industry-specific events and symposia
  • Rental of space and equipment
Sectors of application
  • Agriculture, animal science and food
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Information and communication technologies and media
  • Manufacturing and processing



GrowSafe™ feed efficiency testing equipment

Feed intake monitoring system.

Infrared thermography cameras

Cameras capable of measuring radiant heat from animals.

C-Lock GreenFeed feeding system

Feeding station with the ability to quantify enteric GHG emissions from cattle.

CowManager ear tag sensors

Data capture tags capable of monitoring activity in order to predict physiological events.

Allflex SenseHub cattle activity tags

Data capture tags capable of monitoring activity in order to predict physiological events.