iDOL 65 Pig Weighing Camera helps raising the pig producer's profit

dol-sensors a/s has developed a camera (iDOL 65) for measuring pig weight with the use of 3D technology.
calendar icon 18 January 2023
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The iDOL 65 camera uses 3D technology to measure the weight of pigs. The camera generates accurate daily updates on the average weight in the pen and the weight gain.

Integrating iDOL 65 in a farm management system enhances production

In pig production, feed is by far the largest cost, which makes it vital to optimize feed consumption and feeding strategy. An example of the use of the iDOL 65 camera is the ProGrow system provided by SKOV A/S, where daily updates on pen weight is combined with feed consumption, climate data and data on water consumption can raise the pig producers' profit.

“dol-sensors have made an accurate and robust product with the iDOL 65 camera. When we wanted to use the camera for our ProGrow system, we had a close collaboration with the team at dol-sensors who adapted the camera to fit our demands.”, says Niels Henrik Lundgaard, Product Manager at SKOV A/S.

Optimized feeding strategy saves 2.2 kg per weaner

In a weaner production in Denmark, that has a production of 500 sows and 18,000 piglets a year, the ProGrow system was used to evaluate different feeding strategies over several batches. Weight data from iDOL 65 combined with climate and feed data from ProGrow made it possible to optimize the feeding strategy and feed shifts.

After a year, calculations showed a saving of 40 tons of feed in the barn. In a production like this, it corresponds to 2.2 kg of feed saved per weaner.

A solution for all farm management systems

The iDOL 65 is a robust camera solution designed for the harsh environments in pig farms. As other dol-sensors products, the camera is suited for most farm management systems in the market. It is designed in a way, that it can easily be adjusted to fit separate demands.

Our team have developed the camera to fit many different farm layouts, and with the processing power of the iDOL 65 camera it is possible to improve and add even more features to the camera. Thanks to the agility of our R&D department we are well suited to adjust the camera to future customer demands.”, says Bo Fredborg, Product Manager at dol-sensors a/s.

dol-sensors is a global company represented in more than 80 countries globally through a local dealer network. All products are designed, produced, and tested in the same facility in Denmark making the time from idea to implemented product very short.

Laurence Williams

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