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new smart farming pig
products from EuroTier

Smart farming was the buzzword at EuroTier 2016, and farmers were
keen to learn about the new products designed to help them run their
businesses more efficiently.
BY CHRIS MCCULLOUGH

Visitors from all over the world made the trip to
Germany for what is regarded as the world's leading
trade fair for the latest technologies in livestock production. Held every two years in Hanover, EuroTier is
organized by the German Agricultural Society, DLG,
and is home to the latest technology, services and genetics surrounding modern animal husbandry. Smart
farming was centerfold to the big show, and farmers
were keen to learn about the new products designed
to help them run their businesses more efficiently
with hopefully more profit. The pig halls were filled
to the brim with innovation and new ideas, some of
which even won the coveted gold or silver medals
awarded by the show.

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Pig weighing software

Winning gold was a new tool that helps
pig producers decide when their animals are
at the optimum weight for sending to slaughter, without the need to handle them or weigh them
on scales. The PiggyCheck application developed by
Meier-Brakenberg is an artificial-intelligence-based
software that uses a 3D camera to allow the weight and
body of fattening pigs to be determined directly, without contact. Farmers simply hold their tablet or phone
over the pig and the software does the rest. This substantially facilitates the process of grading fattening
pigs prior to slaughter. Users can also have the system
calculate additional information on the weights of parwww.WATTAgNet.com ❙ January/February 2017


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pig International - January/February 2017

Pig International - January/february 2017
Contents
Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
How to quantify health status in farm animals
6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pigs and Money
Industry Happenings
Products
Marketplace
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - Contents
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Pigs and Money
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Industry Happenings
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5 new smart farming pig products from EuroTier
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 5
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 7
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 8
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 9
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Managing livestock antibiotic resistance with diagnostics
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 11
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 12
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 13
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to quantify health status in farm animals
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 15
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 6 major piglet diarrhea causes and their management
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 17
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Boosting piglet immunity with colostrum
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 19
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 20
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 21
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 22
Pig International - January/February 2017 - VIV Asia 2017 to represent entire animal protein chain
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Practical grinding guidelines for pig feeds
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 25
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 26
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 27
Pig International - January/February 2017 - How to train gilts for electronic sow feeding systems
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 29
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 30
Pig International - January/February 2017 - 31
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Fermented liquid pig feed benefits outweigh drawbacks
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Pig International - January/February 2017 - 34
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Products
Pig International - January/February 2017 - Marketplace
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