This camera weighs pigs using 3D technology – so you know when to kill them

iDOL 65 pig weighing camera
(Image credit: Dol Sensors)

A new camera has been invented that will help pig farmers optimize feeding strategies and maximize profits. The iDOL 65 pig weighing camera uses 3D technology to constantly monitor the weight of pigs in order to work out how much to feed the animals, how quickly they are growing, and when it's time for slaughter.  

If you're a meat eater, the harsh reality of animal farming is that like any business it's all about profit. Pig farmers work long, hard hours and the iDOL 65 camera is said to be able to reduce production and labor costs, and eliminate human handling concerns from moving animals onto a standard weighing scale. And, as it tracks weight daily, it gives a more accurate measurement over a period of time.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.