The ACCU-TEAM system is the first and only patented electronic sow feeding (ESF) system with integrated animal weighing technology
Osborne Industries, Inc., a leader in the development of RFID (radio frequency identification) driven swine management equipment will be debuting ACCU-TEAM™ at the World Pork Expo, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 8-10, 2016. Osborne can be found at booth 451 in the Varied Industries Building.
The ACCU-TEAM system is the first and only patented electronic sow feeding (ESF) system with integrated animal weighing technology. The system reliably captures individual body weights inside the feeding station to better target-feed sows and gilts throughout gestation. Producers and researchers have the ability to use the ACCU-TEAM system for dam selection for mature target weight in gilt development. Currently used to test differing feedstuffs and feed additives by specialized research facilities, ACCU-TEAM will be introduced to the industry at the World Pork Expo.
“ACCU-TEAM provides researchers and producers with an important tool that captures both feeding and weighing information simultaneously,” said George Eakin, President & CEO of Osborne. “The weighing platform inside the ESF station completely eliminates the need for a secondary weighing station which increases investment costs and animal stress, and reduces free barn space.”
The backbone of the new ACCU-TEAM system is Osborne’s TEAM (Total Electronic Animal Management) ESF system. TEAM operates as a trusted and proven ESF (electronic sow feeding) system, developed through the collaboration of Osborne and various European companies in the 1980s. Osborne refined the system at their demonstration farm in the 1990s, and to this day, continues to supply its “rock solid” ESF system all over the world.
“Osborne was a key player in the development of ESF technology and has refined the management process since its inception over three decades ago,” said Brent Brown, Engineering Manager at Osborne. “ESF with TEAM is a tool that yields KPIs (key performance indicators) equal to or better than traditional stall systems, and ACCU-TEAM now allows for the collection of another important piece of information to allow producers and researchers to make more informed management decisions.”