WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp GmbH (Lutten) treat their feeding computer “4PX“ with new and useful program features. With this current version, WEDA provide new tools – especially for pig farmers – which increase the efficiency of the entire animal house management.
The extensive software update enables a consistent exchange and comparison of data between the animal house segments of mating station, waiting section and farrowing section. This data transfer is carried out via the networking interface, ISOagriNET.
An absolute novelty on the market. Based on the new software architecture, the sows can now also be identified as individual animals in the group at the feed valve. This – compared with previous versions – is a technical innovation because the animals standing at the feed trough will not be anonymous any more.
Also data from an external computer, as for instance the demand feeding station “4PX SowComp" can thus be read in from the liquid feeding computer via interface. This way, important data are stored in the main computer, like for example the number of the sow, the number of the responder, or the day of the cycle. Thus, the sow only has to be allocated to the respective feed valve.
WEDA’s all-in-one solution is thus a house management system which simplifies and optimizes the complete animal administration. Due to the entries into the computer system, it is therefore possible to control the movements of individual animals within the station.
Additional applications complete the WEDA program. The exchange of data by means of Mobile Data Recording (MDE: offline solutions for sows with eartag reader is clearly relieved. The Search Function with the help of the MDE is practical in sow managements as the mobile device is cross-linked with the work schedule of the Excellent computer.
If for example the sows have considerably fallen short of their target feed, the pig farmer is easily able to identify the animals in question by scanning their eartags. In case of the animal in question, the device acknowledges the scan of the eartag with an acoustic signal.. A look at the display tells the pig farmer immediately the reason for the alarm by presenting him the respective data.
Furthermore, the sows are able to receive a reduction or a supplement of their feed rations depending on the number of piglets. Finally, the system allows the adding of an animal-individual amount of water at the valve by integrating the water curve for each sow into the feed graph.
As an online solution it is also possible to control the processes with the W-Mobile. This way, all important feeding data can be looked at or altered by Smartphone, Tablet or other mobile terminal equipment – worldwide or inside the house.
Considerable advantages of the new WEDA system at a glance:
• Data exchange between liquid feeding system and demand feeding station
• Speedy identification of individual animals
• Three new training modes for step-by-step accustoming of the animals to the stations
• Calling up the exact daily feed requirements at the liquid feeding system by demand feeding station
• The Excellent PC fills up the dosificator of the dry feeding system.