Counting animals has never been so easy

Have you ever wondered how easy it would be if you could somehow find out how many piglets or fattening pigs you have and transport without driving yourself crazy grouping them together and wasting hours of work? To be able to have all your inventory documentation done automatically?

Well, look no further because our Pig-Counter brings the solution!

The corvitac Pig-Counter is an innovative camera system that automatically registers the number of animals during counting processes required in activities such as buying and selling or relocation of pigs. An automatic pig counting that avoids errors by up to a 99.8% and counts the correct number of animals is now a reality. Our camera system automatically generates the counts on video, which can also be used to automate the documentation and ensure a comprehensive tracking of your inventory. The system is also capable of including an option for automatic reporting to the corresponding national authorities


The Pig-Counter M offers the best solution.

What makes this version special is its processing unit, which is transportable. The system is capable of processing all images through the connected camera and includes start and stop buttons. A stand is provided, which is installed in the corridor, where system can be mounted and dismounted for each count, if necessary.

If you have however very large groups of animals and prioritize power rather than portability, the Pig-Counter S is for you.

How and in which context can it be used?

Our system is usually used in sale or relocation processes. For this purpose, a camera is permanently installed on each loading ramp, preferably in the covered area. Installation in the inner area of the outlet is recommended as this reduces the influence of external lighting, which can have a negative influence on the use of the camera systems. It is possible to connect more than one camera through a single central processor.

The Pig-Counter M is therefore composed of the processing box, a stand and a camera that is permanently installed on the ceiling at a central point in the corridor where the counts are to be carried out.

In addition, the system includes our software, also including an application for both desktop and mobile devices. This includes, in essence, the recognition and counting processes, based on artificial intelligence (AI). Animals that are delayed are counted accordingly and the system also recognizes if they walk back to the opposite direction. People can walk with the image and are not recognized or counted by the system, thanks to our automatic recognition based on AI. However, it is important not to cover up the animals during the process.

Both the desktop program and the mobile application can be used to display live images, animal output and also check the results or send them out for internal or external reporting.  

The videos are processed and the result can be viewed in the application or on a PC. As the box is portable, it can be used in several places and the videos can be evaluated in the office, for example. The Pig-Counter M does not require the internet for its operation, although it is recommended to manage and carry out automated reports in the most efficient way.

Our systems also offer service to correct problems or errors remotely and always achieve 100% reliability in the counts.

The different processes and the display of the live images, as well as the results, are carried out through a tablet, which is placed near the camera. The automatic documentation can be used to invoice suppliers and can be presented as video-proof. This also ensures inventory tracking and control. In case of using the system in slaughterhouses, it is also possible to perform counts before the pigs are stunned, as an additional option.

By always installing the system in a customized way according to the needs of the different facilities of your company, we achieve a correct, automatic and reliable inventory management and registration of entries and exits. The previously notified planned figures can thus be compared with the actual number of animals.


The live-counting in our systems allows you to place the animals directly in the pens without having to worry about counting them yourself. Employees can thus focus on the loading process and ensuring its quality as well as on maintaining an optimal condition of the animals. Our Pig-Counter significantly reduces the workload of employees in the barn, as well as the arguments about the correct number of animals, which are now recorded in video with the counting being directly digitalized. This solves any issue in relation to the numerous documentation and quality control processes required by the legal authorities.

If you are interested in learning more about how our systems work, you can visit  contact us here. And if you want to test our system in your facilities and start automating your counts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We will be happy to provide you with a customized solution and a non-binding offer.