Producers urged to take part in Cardiff University survey

Pig producers are being asked to take part in a survey to aid research at Cardiff University.

An engineering team is looking into the development of a cloud-based sensor system which will monitor the vital signs of pigs. The aim is to create a multi-purpose system which can aid in, for example, early disease detection and estrous onset detection, said Joseph Hender, who is in the final year of an engineering degree at the university and is part of the team.

“As part of the early stages of development we are looking to gather information on what pig farmers may want out of the system, as well as information on manual checks already being done,” he said.
He has  compiled a short online questionnaire, which should take only a few minutes to complete, to help collection this information.

It can be completed here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/0LAML/

“All questionnaire feedback will remain confidential and anonymous,” he said. ‘Thanks for any time you can spare in completing this questionnaire and if you have any questions regarding the project please contact henderjt@cardiff.ac.uk

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