In this episode of The Barron Report, host Paul Barron sits down with Chris Bomgaars, the founder of pig health and management tool EveryPig. Barron and Bomgaars discuss the agtech industry at large, the unique struggles that swine producers, veterinarians, and caregivers currently face, and how EveryPig is using complex artificial intelligence algorithms to revolutionize the swine industry.
Bomgaars shares his contract farming background and family swine business.
How do you build a system to work with pig owners and veterinarians in the global market?
Explain the concept of artificial intelligence and farming, and how it is already being implemented.
Some of the largest food companies in the world are afraid to use the technology because of a lack of education.
How many pigs are currently monitored within the app?
Are you interested in expanding to other species?
The app could become the industry standard, but other countries may take the lead before the United States.
What is the process for recruiting caregivers?
Animal protein vs. plant-based are starting to jockey for position—how do you see that panning out in the future?
What federal regulatory changes might be in the pipeline?
What does the future of EveryPig look like?
Three Key Points:
The swine industry needs to develop a quicker response time to medical concerns and lower pig mortality rates.
Telemedicine is ready for the industry—people simply need to be educated about its usage and benefits.
EveryPig aims to lower consumer costs, increase profits for producers with healthier pigs, and reduce overall antibiotic usage in animals.
“The goal of EveryPig is to help every pig on the planet.” – Chris Bomgaars
“It’s not super sexy, but we’ve probably got the world’s largest database of swine post-mortem high resolution images. It’s incredibly important to make diagnoses and treat those animals.” – Chris Bomgaars
“We’re looking to get to a point where we’re going to be able to leapfrog the dependency we currently have on human caregiving in terms of their observations.” – Chris Bomgaars
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