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Automated monitoring of animal nutriment ingestion

The present invention relates to a system and method for monitoring in real time the nutriment intake (feed and/or water) of farm animals, including but not limited to poultry, turkeys, pigs and cows, based on the measurement and identification of the nutriment uptake sounds and/or the working of the nutriment supply system, while the presence and eating position of the animals is monitored by using real-time image analysis.
Patent Publication Number: US9807981
Year filing: 2014
Year approval: 2017
Year publication: 2017
Status: Assigned
Technology domains: Measurement, Other special machines
Validated for IOF-key: Yes
Attributed to: Associatie KULeuven