China-based technology company Yingzi Technology has recently launched its ‘Future Pig Farm’ concept – an intelligent platform for precision swine production.
The idea encompasses the integration of the internet and the industry, company representatives noted at the press conference which was held on the 1st day of the 7th Leman China Swine Conference, in Zhengzhou, China, 19-21 September 2018.
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The company launched its platform where various pig farm applications can fit in – easy to be controlled from one place: a smartphone. In an interview with Pig Progress, Yingzi CEO Dr Jackson He explained the concept includes at least 5 components, some of which are being developed in cooperation with foreign firms:
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Two farms have already been equipped with FPF technology, Dr He said. Both are installed in farms by the feed and swine producing company Yangxiang. One is located close to the Yangxiang headquarters in Guangxi province; the other being near Yaji Mt., also in Guangxi province, where also the 9-storey pig farm buildings have been constructed.
All in all, with the precision technology, Yingzi hopes to eventually be able to reduce the cost of producing 1 kg of pork by RMB 1 (€ 0.13) – at an estimated 15% cost reduction from it is today, according to the company. It is the intention of Yingzi to go abroad with this technology so it will become available in a range of different languages, according to Dr He. Yingzi will also be present at EuroTier, in Hanover, Germany.
At the same press conference, also 3 agreements were signed by Yingzi. The company closed a strategic deal with Intel on a series of computer technology cooperation.
In addition, Yingzi signed a cooperation with Wuhan University on a strategic collaboration about technology in the field of ‘Farm to the Table’. Lastly, Yingzi signed a cooperation with the Central South University, for the co-building of an academic work station.