Automation Platform to Lever Up the Protein Production of the Future

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Automation Platform to Lever Up the Protein Production of the Future

Decisions in a livestock production based on gut feelings, experience or even worse tradition cannot compete with the possibilities and results the farmer achieves, when decisions are based on facts and data. By doing so every change in the production is evidence based and it is easier to implement workflows and input from research farms, advisers, veterinarians or other farmers that performs well. In addition to that, decisions are not made to accommodate the average animal, but can take in consideration both high and low performers as well as the middle group. Every change is monitored, and the results are accessible even several months from now.

Accessible data in real-time

There are several factors to consider when trying to optimize an animal production. Farmers need to consider production time, feed amounts and monitoring the animal’s health and well-being as well as minimizing feed waste and lower the water and electricity consumption.

The Danish company Agrisys has created the IoT platform Consys to lever up the production of the future. By using AG-Tech ConSys IoT control platform, farmers can collect big data 24/7 generated from sensors registering that the animals are healthy, that the feed is sufficient, or it can be to sort animals out for slaughter or sale at the optimal weight. The data contributes to the farmer who can develop and innovate solutions to improve efficiency while reducing environmental footprint and improving animal welfare.

Data based feeding can save up till 8 days of production time and give up till 10 % less feed in e.g., a weaner production

Agrisys uses Consys as a tool to optimise livestock production and creates value for livestock production, the environment and economy where resources are utilised and less is wasted resulting in a more sustainable production. When such data is processed and presented to the farmer via the platform, it enables him to make the best decisions regarding welfare, economy and sustainability. The data can be accessed 24/7 and managed on computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Monitoring ensures animal welfare and sustainability

With activity data, the farmers get an indication if the animals are healthy and/or if they are ready for insemination. If increased activity is shown amongst finishers, this can be a sign of health problems as e.g., oncoming diarrhea so that the farmer can react quickly and treat only the animal with an unusual activity pattern or possibly remove the sick animal to avoid spreading. This minimizes the use of medication which again is a benefit for both animals, the farmer and the environment.

In addition, the data will also provide insight into e.g. changes in feed type or quantity so that the animals get the optimal feed, the farmer can optimize his costs by using the correct feed type and quantity and minimize feed waste.