For the first time, farmers can follow every step that each pig takes from birth to slaughter, with health, growth and carcase data, plus DNA details to help them make production decisions.
This cutting edge project spearheaded by AHDB is presenting unique opportunities and for the first time will allow:
- The ability to automate detailed information capture throughout the value chain
- Individually track animals and their weight/growth throughout their lifetime
- Feedback on individual animal slaughter data – including individual animal health through the Pig Health Scheme and CCIR
- An excellent platform from which the UK can create a world leading system from farm to fork traceability both through the use of UHF ear tags and DNA sampling/recording.