Filming and counting piglets during farrowing while analysing time between each birth to detect any problems is the concept of the new SowCam system from Big Dutchman.

Featured is a standard webcam mounted above each farrowing pen with wireless connection to software for intelligent analysis of the resultant film – that’s a picture from the system on the left.

Warnings when things go wrong can be linked to mobile phones. Farrowing can be followed online or via i-Phone.