Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production

Olds College

The Olds College Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TAC-LP) 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 in enhancing production efficiency and promoting 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.


Areas of Innovation Expertise

  • Feed Efficiency Testing
  • Early Disease Detection
  • Metabolic Packaging for Efficiency Selection
  • Product Demonstration
  • Student Interaction with Applied Research
  • Integrated Applied Research Infrastructure


Point of Contact:

Shannon Argent

Acting Manager

Phone: (403) 556-8314



Mailing address:

Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production
Olds College Centre for Innovation
4500 50 Street
Olds, Alberta
T4H 1R6


Technical and Business Services

Technology & workflow consultation

Field trials/Simulation

Sample analysis & testing


Applied Research and Development

Technology validation and transfer



Interactive Workshop Sessions

Corporate on-site & in-house training


Technology Diffusion

Customized technology demonstrations

Networking events

Open houses – Testing facility & personnel

Corporate on-site & in-house training

Industry-specific events & symposia

Rental of space & equipment


Inventory of Specialized Equipment

  • GrowSafe™ Feed Efficiency Testing equipment
  • Infrared Thermography Scanning Station
  • Integrated Program Infrastructure for integrated applied research projects
    • Constructed wetlands
    • Meat cutting lab