4DRT-A

Full Body
Analysis

in Real-Time 

Body weight
Fat accumulation
Body conformation
Behaviour monitoring
Thermal monitoring
Locomotion

 

  • Body Weight through rearing to point of First Service

  • Daily Live Weight Gain correlated over time

  • Body Weight data correlated to Optimal Milk Yield

  • Optimal Management of ‘each’ dairy cow – Feed to Breed

  • Fat accumulation analysis correlated to Optimal Reproductive Efficiency

  • Body Condition Score through the production cycle to Maximise Herd Health

  • 3D Body Conformation including % lean, % fat and % bone

  • Correlated non-visceral organ weight

  • Maximal Udder Health

  • Infra-Red Thermography, 3D correlated to the ICAR classification of udder, feet and legs in Real Time

  • ICAR Linear Assessment for full body biometric classification prior to breeding

  • Locomotion and lameness assessment daily

  • Bio-surveillance for viraemic and bacterial infection

Fast, easy data capture of your cows
The 4DRT-A system is an innovative device based on patented technologies that collects and measures data from your dairy cows in Real-Time.

24/7 Non-invasive Measurement of your herd
The weight, body conformation and main traits of each individual dairy cow are collected through captured images as cows walk underneath of past the Biondi 4DRT-A system.


Accuracy and traceability
With the RFID reader option the system can interface with your existing parlour management software to optimise individual cow traceability. The 4D and microwave functionality of the camera allow highly reliable and repeatable results as lactating cows enter the parlour for milking. The data is accurate irrespective of the breed, size or age of your dairy cows.


Engineered for working on your farm
The compact and rugged design of the Biondi 4DRT camera has been engineered to tolerate the heavy duty conditions that are encountered on commercial dairy farms, even harsh and dusty environments.

Robust and powerful
With in-built IP68 protection rating, a patented cooling and dust/water protection system.

  • CPU Intel Atom® x7-E3950

  • Neural processor 3 x Intel® VPU 2485

  • System memory 8 GB LPDDR4

  • Storage capacity 128 GB

  • Connectivity WiFi 802.11 AC 2T2R + Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE)

  • Intel WGI211AT Gigabit Ethernet

  • Depth sensor 30 Mio 3D points per second

  • RGB sensor 1280 x 768 pixel 32 bit, 30 fps

  • Thermal sensor Longwave IR (8 - 14 μm),

  • Sensitivity <0.050° C, radiometric

  • Power requirement 12VDC 5A

Artificial intelligence
The Biondi 4DRT-A system has sophisticated artificial intelligence including a deep learning system with state of the art technology to enable multi dimensional data analysis. It is able to recognize automatically the morphology of your animals, identifying it uniquely and as an individual, measuring and evaluating its weight conformation and body condition objectively.

Full body analysis
Biometric identification
Traditional methods used to apply a wearable device or an additional tag to an animal entails a high degree of stress to cows as they are handled and restrained. The procedure of fitting such wearable devices often involves tissue damage and can cause pain, such as branding (heat, cold or chemicals), tattooing, toe clipping, ear notching and tagging. The Biondi 4DRT-A biometric identification system is non-invasive however, and provides a high welfare option to full body analysis. The Biondi 4DRT-A system is a multispectral camera and provides automatic analysis of physical characteristics or behavioural signs, it is possible to identify individuals reliably and permanently with no adverse effects on the animals, avoiding unnecessary repetitive costs too.


Fat accumulation
The body condition defined as body fat accumulation influences productivity, reproduction, health, and the longevity of your dairy cattle. Thinness or fatness are indicators of nutritional deficiencies, health problems or improper herd management. The Biondi 4DRT-A will measure the body condition score routinely to enable you and your management team to achieve an optimal scale for each dairy cows customized to your unique preference. All the measurements can be reported as frequently as desired and ensuring accuracy without the human bias.


Body weight
Raising dairy heifers is often the second largest contributor to the total cost of producing milk. Since many cows complete three or fewer lactations, they spend nearly half of their life as growing and non-productive heifers. Monitoring heifer growth is a key strategy to achieve success in raising heifers and maintaining a profitable dairy. The Biondi 4DRT-A system allows body weights to be measured accurately and frequently without causing stress to your cows or your staff. It is a revolution in heifer management that will provide comprehensive information to your team that has never been available before with this level of reliability and with a simple, easy to use API.


Locomotion (back arch)
Back-arched postures are often associated with lameness, so this trait is useful to identify cows needing furtherexamination. The Biondi 4DRT-A will facilitate early tracking of potential podiatric problems. Early intervention will significantly reduce the financial loss on the productivity of your herd.

Linear traits (top view)

Stature, width at hips, width at pins, rump angle, angularity
Is your breeding program achieving the results you expect? Regular measurement of the linear traits taken by the Biondi 4DRT-A compared against breed standards will ensure that your herd is achieving the planned breeding cow confirmation targets.

Linear traits (udder)

Fore udder attachment, front teat placement, teat length, rear udder height, central ligament, rear teat position

To produce large quantities of milk, cows must have structurally sound udders which will remain strong through several lactations and not be subject to disease or physical damage. The widespread adoption of robotic milking systems has renewed the interest in breeding the ideal ‘trouble-free’ udder. The Biondi 4DRT-A system will provide the information data capture and analysis of these detailed 3D images as required by you to refine the herd breeding program and to provide the data required for you to track the progress of herd breeding goals.


Thermal analysis
Using the Biondi 4DRT-A system the thermal analysis of udders feature allows early detection of inflamed quarters within individual dairy cow indicative of mastitis. Early intervention as a result of your receiving automatic alerts to your operating system will dramatically increase early detection to reduce the quantity of antibiotics and minimise potential financial losses.


Behaviour monitoring
Your dairy cows will alter their behaviour to deal with stressors such as infection, and changes to their social environment. The automatic detection of micro-changes in the normal behaviour of dairy cows by the Biondi 4DRT-A system will generate early alerts on your PC or tablet indicating possible health issues.

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