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Sean Thompson

Director 403.556.8314


Sean Thompson is the Director of the TACLP at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology. In his role, Sean provides oversight to operations conducted by the TACLP with emphasis on technical advisory, project management and maintaining client relationships.

Sean’s expertise has been beneficial in supporting growth for the applied livestock research program at the College. He has an extensive background in the management, nutrition and genetics of beef cattle. He also has over six years of experience managing research projects at post-secondary institutions and holds an M.Sc. in beef cattle nutrition from the University of Manitoba. Prior to joining the College, Sean served as Feed Industry Liaison at the University of Saskatchewan managing feed processing and livestock feeding research projects.

Sean and the rest of the TACLP team play an important role conducting applied research projects for both the beef cattle and sheep industries in Alberta. By focusing on industry-relevant topics related to production, animal health and welfare, and environmental sustainability, the TACLP ensures that results and findings can be immediately disseminated to producers. Further, the in-house expertise that has been developed around novel and innovative livestock solutions supports evaluations and third-party validations of smart agriculture technologies for entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Away from campus, Sean and his wife operate a small purebred Shorthorn operation north of Cochrane. Along with his young son and two energetic dogs, this keeps Sean (very) busy when he’s not in the office.


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