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Published on Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:12pm

 GlobalVetLINK Wins Software Company of 2018

 Article and photo provided by GlobalVetLINK

At the Technology Association of Iowa’s (TAI) 13th Annual LWBJ Prometheus Awards, GlobalVetLINK took the honor of the 2018 Software Company of the Year award.
The Prometheus Awards recognize innovative companies and individuals impacting Iowa’s $11 billion technology industry which employs over 88,000 workers.
Brian Waller, President of the Technology Association of Iowa, shared, “The Prometheus Awards is the most prestigious recognition for Iowa’s technology industry and brings together leaders from the tech community to celebrate the year’s most momentous innovations.” Waller said in a press release, “The 2018 award winners epitomize the great talent, companies and communities in Iowa and further solidify Iowa’s reputation as a technology state.”
In 1999, GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was founded to streamline communication in the animal health industry with a web-based software solution; however GlobalVetLINK’s vision quickly expanded to be the world’s most trusted, secured and independent repository of animal health data. Investing in an improved platform and broadening the company’s product portfolio over the past five years, GVL is focused on building a system that will allow the company to better serve the animal health industry with plenty of room for technological growth.
“GlobalVetLINK is humbled to stand in the company of fellow Prometheus finalists and winners, as well as those companies helping grow innovation through technology in the Silicon Prairie,” said Cliff Smith, GlobalVetLINK CEO. “It is an honor to be a part of a team that is knowledgeable and driven to serve the animal health industry and to have our customers, as well as our peers recognize the great work our team is doing.”
GlobalVetLINK now has six Prometheus Awards, including:
• 2018 Software Company of the Year
• 2017 Technology Company of the Year Small/Medium
• 2017 Ag Technology Company of the Year
• 2014 Technology Company of the Year Small/Medium
• 2009 Software Company of the Year
• 2007 Garage Entrepreneur of the Year (Kevin Maher)
In a press release announcing the 2018 finalists, TAI shared this year’s finalists represent the most diverse and competitive pool to date.
GlobalVetLINK offers complete Herd Health Management Solutions for the food animal industry, simplifying management of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), veterinary prescriptions, as well as diagnostic results and analysis through its online platform. Patent-pending GVL SmartEngine™ technology helps ensure animal health documents are accurate, complete and compliant.
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About GlobalVetLINK
GlobalVetLINK (GVL®) was founded in 2001 and is the nation’s leader in providing easy-to-use, web-based animal health solutions for food and companion animal health practitioners. GVL’s intuitive online certification solutions enable users to quickly and accurately create professional health records, including Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs), Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs), Veterinary Prescriptions, diagnostic results and history, Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) test certificates and more. The GVL system uniquely connects veterinarians, producers and animal owners, feed distributors, animal diagnostic laboratories, industry partners, and government officials to improve overall animal wellness and safety. GlobalVetLINK services support animal health practitioners to establish protocols that will help improve their business in all aspects including saving money and time. For more information, go to

Shade Haven Rolls Out the SH600

Shade Haven, LLC, designer and manufacturer of mobile shade structures for agricultural and commercial applications, is proud to introduce its newest model, the SH600. The new model offers a smaller, more affordable option for farms with smaller herds of cattle as well as goats, sheep, chickens, alpacas and other livestock.  
  “We are thrilled to offer a third portable shade option to livestock farmers and rotational graziers around the globe,” said Shade Haven CEO Peter Bergquist.
The SH600 is a smaller version of the company’s flagship model, the SH1200. It is constructed with a heavy-duty steel frame and knitted polypropylene shade canopy that collapses for easy transport with a truck, tractor or four-wheeler. When open, the shade structure provides 600 square feet of shade, ideal for herds of 20 to 30 cattle. Adding mobile shade for pastured and rotationally grazed animals reduces the risk of heat stress, increases milk production and fertility, and allows farmers to control the distribution of nutrients throughout the pasture.  
  In business since 2012, the company’s Shade Haven structures have become an integral part of grass-based livestock operations throughout the U.S. and the world. The company has also broadened its market to serve events and industry applications, providing shade protection at events, festivals, trade shows and construction sites.
“This is the second model introduced this year, along with various new accessories,” noted Bergquist. “As demand for our portable shade structures continues, we expect to offer even more options and new products for both livestock and people.” Discover more about this innovative mobile shade manufacturer at