Colleen Acres: Sheep producer

Colleen Acres is a sheep producer. She believes traceability helps producers like her easily and reliably track things like; genetics, feed, days to market, and yield. For Colleen, traceability increases efficiencies and facilitates veterinarian farm work, advancing the betterment of her stock.

Colleen Acres: Sheep producer – Transcript

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Text on screen: Livestock and Poultry Traceability in Canada

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Voice of Colleen Acres: As a fifth generation sheep producer, my family has seen many changes to agriculture.

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Text on screen: Colleen Acres

One of the changes that's had the biggest impact on the economic viability of our business has been traceability.

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It allows us to easily and reliably track things like genetics, feed, days to market, and yield.

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Traceability also creates labour-savings and facilitates our veterinarian farm work, both of which contribute to cost savings.

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In raising purebred sheep, traceability increase efficiencies and adds significant value to our breeding stock.

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I'm a believer in the use and advancement of traceability for the betterment of both my commercial and breeding stock.

(Cut to Colleen Acres walking past sheep pens.)

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It just makes good business sense.

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Text on screen: For more information visit: tracecanada.ca

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