Sow Management

RI's Sow Management Solution informs employees of critical events;

Onset of estrus (and the optimum time to inseminate)

Sickness or lameness (and intervention is needed)

Impending birth (and assistance is needed given the sow's history of stillborns)

Low feeding and activity (e.g. during lactation)

The information starts with an ear tag that generates data on the pig's movement.

Machine learning models process this data to determine and trend various behaviors (feeding, dormant, active, aggressive...). The Solution monitors the behavior trends for deviation that represent events of interest (e.g. estrus, illness...). Employees are notified where to go and what to do using a mobile application.

The ear tag weighs 19 gms, are water-tight (IP-69), designed to last 3 years and can be attached with standard pliers.


Behavior is monitored 24x7 for each pig, baselines are established, and deviations are measured to quantify the impact of the variables under study (e.g. genetic line, medication, feed type...).

The Solution has been used by major universities, producers, pharmaceutical companies and swine genetics firms to reveal amazing new insights.

Pig Count

Counting pigs is hard and the errors cost real money and cause real issues with operations. The Pig Count Solution uses a mobile application to start/stop the system and display the count results. The system uses video and machine learning to count pigs crossing a virtual threshold.

The count, location, loadout ID, employee ID and timestamp are sent to the cloud for integration with other applications via an API.

Virtual Scale

Even experienced employees can be off by 30% when estimating weights. That can result in a huge opportunity cost.

The Virtual Scale Solution uses a handheld device and stereoscopic camera to establish the pig's dimensions and volume, resulting the the weight estimate, and recommends if the pig is the right weight for market.

We are currently in development and seeking producers for collaboration.