Osborne Industries has announced the May 2010 installation of its Feed Intake Recording Equipment (FIRE) at two swine breeding facilities of GuangdongHuanong Wens, a major pig production company in Guangdong province, China. The company has about 220,000 sows in production and processes 1 million pigs a year.
The FIRE System automates the measurement and collection of individual animal feed intake and growth performance. Each individual pig is tagged with a radio frequency identification (RFID) tag, and the tag is read by an antenna located in the FIRE Feeder as feed intake and animal weight are recorded.
The installation in Guangdong will monitor the performance of about 10,000 sows.