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1. (WO2017034776) MULTIFUNCTION LIVESTOCK MEASUREMENT STATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034776    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/045629
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Fri Aug 05 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01K 29/00
G01G 17/08
Applicants: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
Inventors: O'CONNELL, John P.
Title: MULTIFUNCTION LIVESTOCK MEASUREMENT STATION
Abstract:
A multifunction livestock measurement system provides automatic hip location for animal height (hip height) assessment using a side-looking optical system. An automatic implementation identifies the hip through an analysis of the underside of the hindquarters of the animal. A manual version identifies the hip manually in a similar image. Automatic ear tag reading, weight measurement and animal temperature measurement can be integrated into the station.