Effectively Assessing Technology
New technologies are constantly being introduced into barns due to promised benefits and enhanced profitability. However, these innovations can also introduce new challenges and costs, such as the impact of new technologies on worker health and safety. So how do you know if it will work in your specific situation? Prairie Swine Centre and the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture have collaborated to develop a simple, personalizable web calculator that can help predict the value of technology adoption. This multidimensional tool incorporates implementation costs, productivity, and health and safety impacts, and was developed to help forecast the overall benefit of investing in new technology.