We provide a farrowing detection and notification system for pork producers. Farrowing attendance - which is an employee assisting with the birth of piglets - boosts piglet and sow livability. Due to the high cost of labor, farrowing attendance rates typically fall between 33-50%. Even though they are doing their job correctly, farrowing technicians waste much of their time walking through the various farrowing rooms looking for sows to assist. That's where Krobel Corp comes in.

Our system detects farrowing using thermal imaging and machine learning. Thermal cameras are attached to the ceiling of farrowing rooms, where they take continuous pictures of the sows in farrowing pens. These pictures are analyzed using machine learning to determine the number of piglets present. If no piglets are found, no employees need to check on that sow. However, once a piglet is found, the employees are notified that the sow is farrowing. An in-barn notification system consisting of several display ...
We provide a farrowing detection and notification system for pork producers. Farrowing attendance - which is an employee assisting with the birth of piglets - boosts piglet and sow livability. Due to the high cost of labor, farrowing attendance rates typically fall between 33-50%. Even though they are doing their job correctly, farrowing technicians waste much of their time walking through the various farrowing rooms looking for sows to assist. That's where Krobel Corp comes in.

Our system detects farrowing using thermal imaging and machine learning. Thermal cameras are attached to the ceiling of farrowing rooms, where they take continuous pictures of the sows in farrowing pens. These pictures are analyzed using machine learning to determine the number of piglets present. If no piglets are found, no employees need to check on that sow. However, once a piglet is found, the employees are notified that the sow is farrowing. An in-barn notification system consisting of several display screens placed at key areas gets the information to the employees quickly and effectively. Our system boosts employee efficiency. Production managers will be able to optimize their workforce to increase their rate of attended farrowing, meaning more piglets survive.
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Megan Vollstedt Advisor at Hintech Ag

Krobel Corp is a uniquely-experienced team with a passion to save hogs' lives. Founders Ryan and Kenny have accomplished great strides in product development and strategic planning for the company to set them up for success. I highly recommend supporting Krobel Corp in their work.