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on September 24, 2009

Pig breeders automate feeding data collection

Data to better genetic improvement program

PIC Australia, a pig breeding company, has recently completed the installation of Osborne Industries’ Feed Intake Recording Equipment (FIRE) Feeders at its New South Wales, Australia, location.

The system automates the data collection of feed intake and the weight of each meal an animal consumes. The device is equipped with an antenna, which reads an animal’s individual radio tag to track it specifically. The collected data is expected to improve the estimated breeding values in the genetic improvement program.

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