Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, are switching to pig farming after US sanctions cause sales to plunge.
Fears of national security have resulted in the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker being locked out of 5G development in global players such as the UK. The need for revenue has seen them diversify into a multitude of industries, including pig farming.
With China being home to the world’s biggest pig farming industry and half the world’s live hogs, Huawei are using their technology in helping to modernise pig farms with AI being introduced to detect diseases and track pigs.
The facial recognition technology can identify individual pigs, while other technology monitors their weight, diet and exercise.
Huawei are hoping that the move will allow them to survive without relying on telephone sales.