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Intelligent pigpen at 3rd APTE

By Zhou Yuanyuan

Updated: 2013-11-07

Intelligent pigpen at 3rd APTE
Table simulation of intelligent pig management system

The sow intelligent management system at the 3rd China-Shanxi Agricultural Products Trade Expo (APTE) is truly amazing – it allows the occupants of the pig farm to get their fed by "swiping a card".

This work of genius is the product of the provincial agricultural science academy's animal husbandry institute, which equipped its sows’ ears with an electronic tag so that when the sow gets near a scanner, it is identified and a special meal is provided. Each animal’s feed and quantity is calculated by checking the thickness of its back fat, as well as weight and other signs.

Edited by Roger Bradshaw

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