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1. (WO2018127362) METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDIVIDUALLY MONITORING A GROUP OF ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR FATTENING PIGS IN A GROUP

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127362    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/082306
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Dec 13 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A01K 1/00
A01K 29/00
Applicants: KORMATEC GMBH
Inventors: KORDES, Josef
Title: METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDIVIDUALLY MONITORING A GROUP OF ANIMALS, IN PARTICULAR FATTENING PIGS IN A GROUP
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method and a device for individually monitoring a group of animals, in particular fattening pigs in a group. The method is characterised in that: the animals pass via a detection cell (1) before feeding, in which they are weighed and each animal is supplied with feed according to the requirements of each individual animal, based on the weight of said animal; the weight of an animal is considered in relation to the weights of the other animals or a data curve, and on this basis, a specific feed composition is determined for the animal; according to the determined feed composition, the animal is directed to a feeding region (4A) in which the feed composition is provided; and a passage width of the detection cell (1) is adjusted based on the weights of all animals in the group, wherein same is adapted to a size of the animals.