Korea Livestock Data has announced that it has reduced the average mortality rate of pig farms subscribed to its livestock digital healthcare solution ‘Palms Plan’ to 5%. The 5% average mortality rate was less than half the domestic average mortality rate of 12% last year.
The Farms Plan, a livestock digital healthcare solution developed by Korea Livestock Data, enhances agricultural productivity by preventing livestock diseases through periodic blood data analysis and artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Currently, there are 150,000 pigs managed by the farm plan, and Korea Livestock Data has collected 600,000 livestock bio data and 450,000 livestock image data.
The company analyzed that stabilization of the Pig Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus was a key factor in reducing the farm mortality rate that joined the Farms Plan. PRRS is one of the representative diseases that hinders the productivity of the domestic pork industry. It destroys the pig’s immune system, causing reproductive defects such as miscarriage and childbirth, and respiratory symptoms such as coughing, difficulty breathing and pneumonia.
Korean livestock data confirmed the PRRS virus by directly verifying PRRS-related variables through periodic disease testing and immunization tests. By analyzing the blood collected at each birth period such as candidate pigs, seeds and piglets, it can verify whether PRRS antibodies are formed and the immunity is reduced and based on the results, the dedicated veterinarian will provide customized solutions.
Farm Plan Live Service, which finds dead pigs with artificial intelligence, has also helped stabilize large farm mortality rates, according to Korean livestock data. Farms Plan Live helps to quickly combat infectious diseases before leading to mass death by locating dead pigs by sending notifications through CCTV livestock monitoring.
The number of pigs operated by the Farms Plan has increased from about 50,000 to 150,000 by December 2020, three times the same month last year. The number of registered farms increased by about 12 times compared to 2018 when the Palms Plan service was launched.
Korea plans to take active action to increase the number of farms covered by the Livestock Data Farms Plan. With the development of Artificial Intelligence technology for pigs, the farm planning service will be expanded to include cows and chickens along with pigs.
Kyung No-jiom, CEO of Korea Livestock Data, said, “Diseases need to be addressed in advance to maintain a low mortality rate, as well as to reduce environmental pollution caused by production costs and unnecessary use of drugs.” “We strive to improve the productivity of farms and provide safe food to consumers by innovating the productivity of the entire Korean pork industry. ”Ciokr@idg.co.kr