Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

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PIGWEI

PigWei brings the values of high tech companies to livestock industry. Animal welfare and sustainability are our main drivers, and this is now possible thanks to new technological developments.

PigWei enable decision-makers to obtain objective information of animal growth and status with minimal animal stress, investment and workload.

PigWei is a smartcamera connected to cloud services that enables to measure animal and pen features. All information is gathered in a single app that provides updated and objective information to decision-makers.

 

This will reduce displacements, actions, animal stress, storage of hormones like cortisol in meat, stabulation days, spreading of diseases, feed, water, manure and green house gases.

Describe the problem your company wishes to solve and how your product or service will solve it

Problem:

Lack of successful tools for livestock management has remained elusive and this causes that industry procedures are diverse, going from high intensity and stress activities like individual weighing of animals in a scale to subjective decisions based on the opinion of an experienced technician. This sets a serious barrier in optimization of resources in production, contamination and energy consuption because invested efforts cost about the same than the increased margin.  Therefore, integrators and producers are not engaged to use such tools.

 

Solution:

PigWei is a 900g smartcamera that enables any veterinary to measure a wide range of parameters of an animal and its pen in less than 30 seconds. PigWei provides animal morphometrics of key parts (leg, body length, body width), calculates animal weight based on a regression model and senses other animal and pen features that are important for growth.

All this data is sent to a cloud service available through an app that automatically integrates all growth information per pen. The information is presented in a dashboard and an configurable AI system enables to set the adequate level of warnings and notifications.

PigWei can be used by any veterinary when making routinary visits to farms, evaluate and characterize individual animals in less than 30s, automatically send all information to the app, and our AI engine behind wil estimate how animals are growing. Furthermore, you will be able to extract growth reports and compare batches and seasons.

 

PigWei is a real portable solution to control thousands of animals and can be included in your regular practices.

Describe other business assistance that you are seeking from Nutreco

FeedTech challenege seemed to be very aligned with our company interests and thus it seems logical to sum up.


Having Nutreco open to such propositions can have an impact in all the process of our product marketing: (1) it can accelerate introduction to global market thanks to its logistics, visibility, traction and reputation; (2) it can improve many aspects of the product as they have a broader vision of livestock; (3) gathering efforts will save time and money.

Are you available to participate in the final event in the Netherlands 28, 29, and 30 May? All expenses will be covered by Nutreco

Yes

Describe how the prize - a validation trial in our facilities - could boost the development of your business

We are used to validate our product on the farm, however, the reputation and the know-how that Nutreco represents will be more than a validation by a third party. Introducing a breakthrough in a market requires a lot of energy because a paradigm needs to be broken. We need to answer many questions and we need to know the best questions. Nutreco is probably one of the best partners to do this role.


We need to show integrators and producers how this technology will have a clear impact in revenues and quality, animal welfare and eco-impact. This will trigger engagement needed to see that this tool is really worthy and paradigm  will start changing.


Furthermore, a successful story with Nutreco can further trigger other stories and create another opportunity for partnering. This is just the first step.

If you already have a website for your business, please share the URL

webpage will be active by the end of April at

www.tam.care

in the meantime, our company web is

www.ymaging.com

edited on Mar 29, 2018 by Ivan Amat-Roldan

teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Ivan Amat-Roldan 4 months ago

That's great! Thanks!

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Antonio Roset 4 months ago

i tested is a good system

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Ivan Amat-Roldan 4 months ago

Thanks!

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Carmen Cia 4 months ago

Very agile system. huge potential for the industry

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Ivan Amat-Roldan 4 months ago

Thanks for your help in testing!!!

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Emma Fàbrega 4 months ago

Great and useful idea!

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Ivan Amat-Roldan 4 months ago

Thanks! We hope to get in very soon, please contact us if you are interested!

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

Status label added: Full business case submitted

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Khalil Safaei 4 months ago

Animal welfare is animal right. Nice system!

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Ivan Amat-Roldan 4 months ago

Thanks!

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