The Arm-Chair Rancher is an app that aims to add value to on farm and industry data to support producer decision-making for their operation from their "arm-chair".
Production efficiency has never been more important for the beef industry and there is a need for an innovative solution to aid producers with their decisions to help improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry. The Arm-Chair Rancher project, led by Livestock Genetc and partnered with the University of Alberta and Beef Booster, is developing a comprehensive, user friendly mobile app that will employ machine learning to generate farm-specific recommendations and predictions. Successful implementation of the Arm-Chair Rancher could save time for herd management and increase productivity from more data-driven decisions.
Download the full project summary here.
For more information or to participate in the project contact Jennifer Stewart-Smith
Institution: University of Alberta
Primary Investigator: Graham Plastow
Co-Primary Investigator: David Wishart (UAlberta)
Term: 2021 - 2024
Funding: $481,000 (Alberta Innovates)