Counting 400 pigs is tough but dealing with 4.000 is a cry for help

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 S offers you a solution for this and more.

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 99.9% 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

Higher power and performance, made for bigger needs

The Pig-Counter S is especially designed for slaughterhouses (or corresponding relocations) and larger facilities (for either fattening pigs or piglet breeding).

What are the components? 

On the one hand, a camera is fixed to the ceiling at a central point in the corridor where the counts are to be carried out. The camera has an IP67 protection, so it does not interfere with any cleaning processes. The second component is a high-performance processor that analyzes the images and processes the videos and counts. This is installed anywhere in the building permanently. The Pig-Counter S is not mobile. If you need a less powerful but more mobile system, check our Pig-Counter M.

On the other hand, the system comes with our software, including an application for both desktop and mobile devices. These comprise, in essence, the recognition and counting processes, based on artificial intelligence (AI).

Good to know:

  • 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 Pig-Counter S does not require an internet connection for its counting and documentation function and is therefore less susceptible to interferences. However, when managing and carrying out automated reports and more convenient processes, an Internet connection is recommended. The system also allows a service to correct problems or errors remotely and always achieve 100% reliability in the counts.



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 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 our FAQ page or contact us.

If you want to test our system in your facilities and start digitalizing your counts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with a customized solution and a non-binding offer.