Solutions

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.

Research

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.

PigCount

Counting pigs is hard and the errors cost real money and cause real issues with operations. PigCount is a solution that uses machine learning models to accurately count the number of pigs that have passed underneath a camera.

The PigCount Solution is battery powered and portable, making it ideal for market hog load outs and can also be deployed in a fixed model, which may be more suitable for counting piglets in sow barns.

We are currently in beta testing and expect a market launch Q1-2020

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.