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Pig farming gains a hi-tech edge

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Sep 8, 2021

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The coin-sized transparent tag weighs only 7.9g. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]

Tongxiang-based Zhejiang Huateng Animal Husbandry Co Ltd has developed an intelligent biological electronic ear tag to enable more precise pig farming practices.

The ear tags, which are installed with electronic chips, an antenna and sensors, act like identification cards.

They can be used to monitor the body temperature, weight and daily activities of each pig.


Digital control platform showcases the real-time data about the pigs at Huateng's farm. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]

Yao Xuefei, the person in charge of Huateng's digital control center, said that the real-time data collected by the ear tags can help monitor these pigs' health condition and hence reduce the death rate.

The application of the intelligent ear tag has helped the company reduce labor costs by 80 percent. Moving forward, Huateng will employ their self-developed environmental control system and 5G-enabled patrol robots to achieve digital management in pig farming.


A 5G-enabled robot patrols the pig farm of Huateng. [Photo/WeChat account: jxfabu]