Completion of the first stage of the Smart system of early birth detection in cows “CalfCam” project

On March 31, 2022, we completed the 1st stage of the CalfCam project. Thanks to the data sets obtained from the subcontractor, it was possible to achieve the milestones of the stage, which were the neural modules responsible for cattle detection and cattle pose estimation. All the design assumptions of stage 1 have been achieved.

Currently, we have started the implementation of Stage II, under which, on the basis of the data set collected from the subcontractor, a module for the detection of childbirth and indirectly for the detection of postpartum paralysis will be developed.

Agreement with the National Center for Research and Development for the implementation of the project: “Smart system of early birth detection in cows called “CalfCam”

Project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund under the Intelligent Development Program 2014-2020.

Project implemented under the competition of the National Center for Research and Development Fast Track – AGROTECH (Measure 1.1: R&D projects of Enterprises, Sub-measure 1.1.1: Industrial research and development research carried out by enterprises).

On 20/09/2021, an agreement was signed with the National Center for Research and Development for the implementation of the project: “Smart system of early birth detection in cows” CalfCam “. The aim of the project is to detect phase II of labor in a cow in a farrowing pen and to observe postpartum in order to indirectly detect postpartum paralysis. The project was submitted in the AGROTECH competition (7 / 1.1.1 / 2020 Fast track – Agrotech) and is implemented as part of the Consortium with POLVISION Bolesław Polus, and the subcontractor is the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Institute of Animal Sciences, Department of Animal Breeding. We started the project on September 1, 2021, and the planned completion is on July 31, 2023.

The eligible costs under the project are: PLN 2,852,095.60, and the amount of co-financing obtained for Promita is: PLN 1,734,555.30.