Better Farming: In One Click: Imaging Technology for The Rapid Prediction of Pork Carcass Composition
Imaging technologies are non-invasive and non-destructive. These include 2D and 3D digital imaging techniques that accurately determine live weight, body score, animal welfare and health in the livestock sector. However, their performance depends on illumination conditions and depth distance (distance between the camera and the object).
In a preliminary study completed at the University of Manitoba, using a 2D camera and a limited number of growing pigs, researchers were able to predict live animal body measurements (length, width, height, and area of hams and loins) that were manually extracted from the images.