Category Archives: Animal State of Being

Things that Endure

Had an enjoyable trip to Washington, D.C. last week. The meetings were engaging and motivating.  All good.  I returned late last week to deal with the high heat.  We were fortunate to keep the animals fit.  We are heavily focused … Continue reading

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What Lacuna Will Do

The weather turned cooler…. the turkeys fared well.  The giant buffalo gnats swarming outside my office (and occasionally inside) seem comparatively easy to deal with…. In a previous post we compared flock-level assessment (the current industry standard) to the potential … Continue reading

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Live-Animal Performance Evaluation

Lacuna Technologies is developing a new tool for assessing live animal welfare, also known as animal state of being (ASB).  Our system will record individual, live-animal measurements during the loading of the animals at the farms, as well as during … Continue reading

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Why “Lacuna”?

Our name is inspired by our mission. A lacuna is a gap (in music – a moment of silence; in text – a missing section). We believe the animal protein industry would benefit from sharing more about its practices and processes. I founded … Continue reading

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