PiGISᵀᴹ is shortlisted for a digital transformation award

Date published: 16 June 2020

We are excited to announce that PiGISᵀᴹ, jointly developed by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), has been shortlisted to the Digital Leaders 100 List 2020.

The awards celebrate the best digital transformation projects in the UK and the public vote for the winner is now underway.

PiGISis a highly innovative online tool used by farmers, industry and pork processors to assess and benchmark the carcass quality of pigs on a real time basis. It is available to all pig producers and processors in the Northern Ireland pig industry to help them make informed management decisions.

The system was launched over 10 years ago and has undergone numerous upgrades in response to industry needs.  The most recent enhancement was deployed two months ago providing the processing plants with a wider toolset to assess their supply base, and allowing the producers greater ability to interrogate their own data.

PiGIS provides a range of bespoke analysis for the different stakeholders in the pig industry.  All analysis is provided in both graphical and tabular form to enable simple and effective interpretation, and as automated text message and email reports.

PiGISis now universally accepted as an essential tool within the pig industry to assist all sections of the supply chain to achieve their full potential in terms of pig carcass quality.

PiGIS now needs your vote to win this prestigious award and showcase NI innovation at its best.

Vote for PIGIS™

Notes to editors: 

AFBI is an arms-length body of DAERA delivering research and development, diagnostic and analytical testing, emergency response capability and expert scientific advice for DAERA and other government departments, public bodies and commercial companies in Northern Ireland, and further afield.

AFBI’s Vision is “Advancing the Local and Global Agri-Food Sectors Through Scientific Excellence”.

AFBI’s core areas:

-          Leading improvements in the agri-food industry;

-          Protecting animal, plant and human health;

-          Enhancing the natural and marine environment.


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