Need:

Early detection of troubles

Aim:

Weight monitoring without additional work

Description:

The Walk over Weighing is a weighing crate with less contention. It is composed of 2 weighing bars which ensure a dynamic weighing. This means that animals don’t have to stop to be weighed, the scale calculates the means of several weight.

How to implement:

The scale must be positioned between two separate areas with a defined direction of travel through the scale (Example below).

SmaRT Platform Solutions - Walk Over Weighing (WOW) 2

Expected benefits:

  • Weight monitoring (At least one weight per week for each animal)
  • Increase productivity (early detection of troubles)
  • Gain of time (Less/No weighting session)

Prerequisites and/or limits:

  • Have a flock management software
  • Provide a learning time for animals
  • Have “large”, accessible and flexible spaces

Cost / Benefit Analysis

Social, environmental and welfare assessments: –

The scale must be positioned between two separate areas with a defined direction of travel through the scale (Example below).
Country:

Francia

Production system (Dairy or/and meat sheep/goat):

Dairy and meat sheep

Category of Animal (ewe, goat, replacement, lamb, kid):

Ewe

Source of information:

OtoP 3D project: http://idele.fr/reseaux-et-partenariats/otop3d.html

Attachment/links:
Tjotta_meat_sheep_Norwegian_digifarm
NIBIO Tjøtta – Digifarm Norway
IMG_5656 - - Estonia - Piattaforma Sm@RT.
Andri Peedo azienda di capre da latte – Estonia
Azienda sperimentale digitale di SRUC - Piattaforma Sm@RT -DSCN1732
SRUC Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farms – Digifarm Scotland
Norway Innovative Farm: Elgvasslien, Folldal
Norway Innovative Farm: Oppisto Mjøen, Oppdal
Norway Innovative Farm: Kvalsjord Gård, Oppdal
Norway Innovative farm: Usti Gard, Oppdal
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