German equipment manufacturer Hölscher & Leuschner from EmsbÃ¼ren has received a Eurotier golden medal for the development for an image-processing system for automatic health control of sows in group management.
The system is succeeding the OptiSort mechanism, that already uses cameras for the monitoring of large groups of fattening pigs.
Now, thanks to a special opto-electronic image processing system the rear part of the sow is recorded and evaluated via a special analysis programme.
The German Agricultural Society, who set up an impartial commission of experts, judged the new system is an ‘innovative, important approach to herd management for demand feeding in large groups’.
Silver medals were awarded to:
Eurotier will be held from 14-17 November in Hanover, Germany.