Project aims: - Provide information and improve knowledge about influence of management strategies in pig production systems on farmers’ daily work efficiency.
- Provide information and improve knowledge about data-related infrastructure on farm-level and opportunities for data-exchange between different parties; farmers, researchers, advisors, veterinarians.
- Make first steps in development towards a farmer-oriented smartphone application for easier production management.
To fulfil project aims, we will survey daily workflow, data-related routines and actual need for digitalization among farmers, advisors and veterinarians. Selected pig farmers will be followed in their daily work to collect detailed information, mapping specific needs of pig farmers and making a first attempt at designing a mobile application for data management and presentation.
The pig production in Skåne represents roughly one-third of all pig production in Sweden, nearly 400.000 pigs of 1.3 million in total.