Challenges in the pig farming

Whether in the sows keeping, piglet raising or pig fattening: the bureaucratic work required in farms continues to increase each year. This implies that the daily struggles in the farm are mostly conditioned by the need to meet bureaucratic requirements. Besides, it is essential for farmers to know their key operating numbers since only through the correct interpretation of these, appropriate decisions for the future of the farm can be made. The lack of specialized staff also hampers the complete and error-free collection and evaluation of operating data and may lead to misunderstandings, ineffective work and misjudgements that often result in great costs.

Bureaucratic requirements


There is an increasing demand from institutions and society to tighten up regulations for pig-farming control and increasing transparency. This leads to stronger regulations and documentation obligations each year. Farmers need to either meet the requirements or face the costs, which translates into the use of valuable time that could be spent on more profitable tasks or the improvement of the farm.

Lack of specialised personnel


Farmers often encounter the problem that the existing specialized staff spend an increasing amount of time in the office to work on administrative matters instead of dedicating their time to take care of the animals. Much of this administrative work leads to unsatisfied employees, particularly when mistakes regularly lead to controversy and discussions.

Inaccuracy in the data


When collecting data, it is usual for unforeseen events and errors to occur: an employee may, for instance, accidentally type in the wrong digits. If afterwards this inaccurate data is manually processed and worked on by a second employee, numbers will easily be misinterpreted or put in the wrong context. It will then be hard to find improvement measures for the farm and business.

Manual counting of pigs


Counting animals, especially piglets, is a dull and strenuous task for every pig farmer. The amount of pigs needs to be reported for tracing issues to the corresponding local authorities and there are many critical points in this process that can cause mistakes. These errors can be particularly expensive when the pigs are sold. The usual error rate of counting piglets by hand results in an average of only 992 animals on the invoice per 1000 animals delivered.

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7 reasons for our Pig-Counter

  • You can sell more pigs.

    Counting the animals with a 100% of accuracy allows you to set a correct invoicing and will usually imply an increment in the profit value of 1-2 for every 200 pigs sold.

  • Your counts are verified.

    After each count, the video footage is always available so you can validate your numbers, even in front of your customers.

  • You save time.

    You will be able to get out of the office and recover the joy of your work. With the corvitac Pig-Counter, you are able to spend the time needed with the animals and doing valuable work at the stables.

  • No more miscounting.

    Counting and re-counting to avoid mistakes? With the corvitac Pig-Counter, not anymore. You can count your animals and document mistake-free results with no effort.

  • It’s easy.

    The use of our Pig-Counter is simple and intuitive. The pig counting is completed in only a few steps, practically with one click.

  • You know everything about your pigs.

    The video footage allows you to watch every animal and major injuries or illnesses can be detected and proven.

  • Your animals are a priority.

    Your animals should be the main focus of your work. With the corvitac Pig-Counter, the counting processes are not only stress-free for the animals but also allow you to focus on other essential tasks.


  • Turn on

    Before the rehousing of the animals, the portable unit in the stable is connected to power supply and switched on.

  • Start

    Once the first group of animals is ready to leave or enter the stable, the system is started. Then, each animal in sight is tracked and counted.

  • Stop

    After the animals of the desired group have run from one side to the other, the system is stopped. Afterwards it is possible to know how big the different groups were.

  • Repeat

    Start and stop steps are repeated until all groups have left or entered the barn.

  • Control

    Once the results are in the system, it is possible to access and check the data in the internal network (either in the stable or the office.)

  • Send

    The results can be sent to preset databases after a confirmation. Invoices or delivery notes based on these results can be created automatically.

  • Verify

    You have full control over your inventory and you are able to save and use the footage for future validation.



    The costs for automatic pig counting consist, on the one hand, of the one-time hardware fee. It is advisable to include one camera per stall/loading ramp. The processor unit is transportable and can therefore be used on several loading ramps.



    The necessary regular software updates and maintenance costs are included on a monthly basis invoice and the corresponding price is calculated according to the average number of piglets or fattening pigs being counted.

    You can see it for yourself: the corvitac Pig-Counter is not only an innovation, but it also saves you from financial losses.

    You can reach us personally under the number +49 173 4237545 or with the following contact form.

    Two types of Pig-Counter to choose from, depending on your needs. Which one is for you?

    Pig-Counter Portable


  • Portable

    Can be used in any stable, anytime

  • Quick and simple assembly

    Easy installation and connection of the components

  • Increased power and improved performance

    Particularly suitable for larger farms

  • Optimal use of multiple cameras

    Allows multiple counting and video surveillance