Large Group Auto-Sort: Potential and Problems
Large Group Auto Sort (LGAS) applies electronic technology to manage grow-finish pigs and is relatively new. It can be cost effective to assemble many animals into a pen by using similar weights derived from electronic sorting scales and sorting gates. Due to mixed reviews, more research is being done to evaluate the LGAS. They are frequently used to sort pigs for markets but not used much to sort pigs towards different diets as they require feed delivery systems to have greater attention. Staff have to feel comfortable in LGAS management in order to have success.
Large Group Auto-Sort – Potential and Problems (full article)