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Everything Hogs
12 months ago
from Everything Hogs
"Around 1-in-10 piglets in commercial farms die from being crushed by their mothers, with the number even larger on organic farms. Last year, this resulted in the death of 13 million piglets in the US and 116 million globally, according to Iowan agtech startup SwineTech. . . .
"SwineTech is on a mission to substantially reduce this number, if not eliminate it, with a wearable device for a mother pig — sow — that sends an impulse to her when she is crushing a piglet. SwineTech detects this with another device, installed in the sow’s farrowing stall, which detects and measures piglet squeals, and has been trained to pick up the specific squeal of a suffocating piglet."