Canadian Western Agribition has announced its first annual Canadian Animal Ag Tech Awards

CEO Shaun Kindopp says any business working in animal agriculture technology can apply for the Awards in three categories, Most Innovative, Business of the Year, and Rising Star in Animal Ag Tech.

"Animal ag tech is on the rise. I've talked with a lot of the folks and our partners, at Cultivator. They mentioned to us that over 30 per cent of the cohorts that they're seeing are focused in that animal ag tech sector. There was a gentleman that I've been in contact with,  who set a goal that if he can reach a certain quota he would quit his job and go full-time in the animal ag tech sector. With the leads that he was able to gather an Agribition two years ago, last year, he was able to quit his job and go full time in that sector. So it's something we're proud of, and we're hoping to have a lot more of those success stories."

Canadian Western Agribition's first annual Canadian Animal Ag Tech Awards are presented by Deloitte Canada.

The award program will offer businesses in animal agriculture technology the ability to be recognized at a national level as well as receive exclusive access to key stakeholders and events being held at Agribition this year.

The awards are open to anyone in the animal ag tech field, with Kindopp noting they've already seen international companies showing some interest in the awards.

Kindopp points out that when it comes to Animal Ag Tech,  Agribition is a natural fit.

"We've got 1000s of head of livestock. We've got a lot of producers and a lot of industry leaders. We wanted to be able to showcase the work that a lot of these animal ag tech organizations are doing, and again, let them compete. If you win at Agribition, we want it to be a prestigious award where you can use it to market your business. We want to offer you up our newsroom and just showcase all the good work and the incredible innovation that is happening in the ag tech sector."

More information on how to apply is available at