Brothers from Bothwell Integrating Automated Manure Spreading Technology with Raven Industries/Case New Holland Platform

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, April 23, 2024 – The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) today unveiled the sixth story of an eight-part series highlighting results of the AgTech research & innovation projects it has funded through its 2022 Open Competition and its Beef & Pork Primary Processing Automation & Robotics Program.

CAAIN’s mandate from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) is to fund technological responses to the most significant opportunities and challenges facing the nation’s agri-food producers and primary processors. That means supporting promising efforts with the potential to provide economic or environmental value. The featured stories demonstrate that CAAIN is doing just that, as does investing in 35 projects with a combined total value of approximately $100M.

“CAAIN’s core functions are to support the development of emerging agtech and encourage its adoption, and to build an online agtech network connecting stakeholders across the country,” explained Darrell Petras, CAAIN’s CEO. “Feasibility of an Autonomous Solution for Optimized Application of Livestock Manure is an exciting opportunity for us to kills three birds with one stone. By contributing $508,415 of its total project value of $1,511,878, we are ensuring Canadian taxpayers get significant bang for their buck. That’s because Haggerty Agrobotics, the company leading this work, is both developer and adopter, demonstrating technology on a smart farm while building an agtech community focused on advancing automation and robotics in Canadian agriculture.”

Part of the attraction of this project is that the technology being developed involves another CAAIN-supported initiative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Development for Autonomous Agriculture Application. “Lately several of our partners have been collaborating on projects. This is an exciting development, as it indicates that our growing agtech community is doing what it’s supposed to—spurring the launch of additional innovation that will benefit Canada’s agricultural sector,” concluded Mr. Petras. “We couldn’t be happier to support this kind of progress.”

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The Canadian Agri-Food Automation and Intelligence Network (CAAIN) is a not-for-profit company launched in July 2019 with funding of $49.5‑million from the Government of Canada’s Strategic Innovation Fund, and assistance from Alberta Innovates in the form of significant in-kind contributions. CAAIN drives collaborative agri-food technology research and innovation from coast to coast.   Twitter   LinkedIn


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