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  • Welcome to OCCI
    The Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) is the scientifically acclaimed applied research division of Olds College. Olds College actively pursues involvement in applied research.
  • OCCI Programs
    OCCI provides student and new skills training and provide service to companies that seek new value in existing biofuel or waste-to-energy manufacturing sub-segments, such as waste recovery and valorization.
  • Compost
    The Composting Technology Centre is a full scale Class I composting facility situated on six acres of the Olds College campus. This research facility receives continuous shipments of organic residual from the communities within Mountain View County.
  • Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre
    The PTRC is a joint venture of Olds College and the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF). The ATRF funds and directs the operations of the PTRC.

News Release

September 7, 2016, Olds, AB – The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced funding totaling $1,750,000 today for the development of a new state-of-the-art research facility at Olds College - the Olds College Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production (TAC).

TAC will focus 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 will assist 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 will be a valuable resource to the livestock industry, and will enhance the learning experience for our students, the future leaders in agriculture.... click here to read more

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Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production

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Applied Research Services

The Technology Access Centre for Livestock Production at Olds College helps technology
developers and researchers by providing specialized testing and services.  Applied Research Services include:

  • Residual Feed Intake testing – beef and small ruminant
  • Trial protocol development and validation
  • Third party verification and field testing
  • Beef and small ruminant pen trials, including cattle procurement
  • Laboratory equipment and space
  • On-site meat lab
  • Various RFID reading equipment and specialized configuration available
  • Standardized Shear Force Testing for meat tenderness
  • Various infrared cameras available
  • Robust Confidentiality Policy

Contact us today at 403-556-8314 to see how we can help you increase your productivity and
competitiveness, knowledge and quality of products, process and services.