Osborne’s new SaFIRE™ (Small Animal Feed Intake Recording Equipment) system is the industry’s first feeding system that completely automates the measurement of individual daily feed intake and growth characteristics of small, nursery-sized pigs. Harnessing the proven technology of Osborne’s FIRE system, the worldwide standard in performance testing of finishing animals, SaFIRE provides access to critical feeding and growth data for 14 to 50 lb. (6 to 23 kg) pigs in commercially-realistic groups.
Understanding individual animal performance at a young age and how it corresponds to individual performance in the finishing cycle is now possible with SaFIRE. Genetics companies and researchers can use this correlation and the data collected automatically by SaFIRE to assist in selecting superior-performing animals at an earlier age. Additionally, SaFIRE can be used to test feed and how specific feedstuffs and additives affect growth and eating habits. Unbiased, automated data collection ensures results from tests are fully accurate.
The WinFIRE RT software application maintains a database of information collected in real-time from SaFIRE for each individual animal. Data files can be viewed in several useful reports or exported to popular data management, spreadsheet, and graphing programs.
SaFIRE will be unveiled and on display at Osborne’s Booth V451 at World Pork Expo.