Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TACLP)

Olds College, Olds, Alberta
What the facility does

TACLP strives to meet the needs of the Canadian sheep and beef industry by enabling and enhancing technology evaluation, extension, adoption, and training.

Area(s) of Expertise

The Olds College Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TAC) focuses on meeting the needs of the Canadian livestock industry by providing access to new technologies that increase industry sustainability and producer viability. With a focus on beef cattle and sheep, TAC assists producers enhance production efficiency and the promotion of herd health and welfare. In serving as a knowledge, networking and technology transfer hub for the region, TAC is a valuable resource to the livestock industry, and will enhance the learning experience for our students, the future leaders in agriculture.

Research Services
  • Business development and market research services
  • Technology and workflow consultation
  • Field trials/simulation
  • Sample analysis and testing
  • Technology validation and transfer
  • Interactive workshop sessions
  • Corporate on-site and in-house training
  • 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

Name of equipment

GrowSafe™ feed efficiency testing equipment
Infrared thermography scanning station


Integrated program infrastructure for integrated applied research projects