AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF ABATTOIR LESIONS

ADAL is a cost effective and game changing slaughterhouse meat inspection tool.

ADAL is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based automated image acquisition and analysis system that determines a real-time objective quality score of pathological lesions in the organs of slaughtered animals.

Animal diseases such as common respiratory disorders, can be present at times in 50% of carcasses at slaughterhouses.

What ADAL Solves

ADAL innovates the slaughterhouse inspection process by introducing automated quantified risk assessment tools

Current Postmortem evaluations at slaughterhouses have become outdated

Manual recording

Data entry bottleneck which requires additional hours outside the slaughterhouse. No easy mechanism for sharing data.

Subjective standardization

Dissimilarities in the assignment of the scores for the severity of lesions between multiple operators.

Partial inspection

On average, less than 15% of all slaughtered animals are inspected to assess certain lesions and small slaughterhouses (as required by law) do not carry out any carcass assessment.

First Case Study

Swine Pleurisy Respiratory
Disease Lesions
(Very Common)

The Abattoir/ Slaughterhouse

represents a key check-point to assess the health status of livestock and the effectiveness of farming strategies to prevent or treat disease conditions.

How it Works

ADAL Advantages

Compared to Current Traditional Methods

1. Inspection Sample

Unheard of, near 100% automated sampling rate for the highest industry inspection standard.

2. Scoring Evaluation Type

Auto A.I. scoring engine with 90%+ objective accuracy. Human Double verification onsite or remote is optional.

3. Data Registration

Automated 100% data continuous collection flow of big data.

4. Mass Data Benefits

Mid-term and long term savings benefits across stakeholders. Large abattoirs break even in the first year with hardware investment.

5. Cost Efficiency

Centralized real-time digital auto data recording scoring on site (with cloud storage remote option) Pay-Per-Unit pricing

Why ADAL

Greater confidence in food quality for all

Due to high costs and long times for data recording and analysis, traditional system does not allow mass screenings of all slaughtered animals and prevents complete control and understanding of the real situation in the farms.

ADAL guarantees massive and complete analysis of data by automated means and homogeneous inspection standards so as to ensure greater control to protect consumers.

Milestones

Started in 2019

TRL 8

Italian and U.S. Patents

Upcoming Milestones

Got to market in 2023

Extend ADAL to other disease conditions in pigs and start studying other species

Benefits

25%

25% Savings

FOR ABATTOIRS

In annual EXTRA expenditures after 1 year*
(e.g. Carcass trimming, extra man hours, disposal costs etc). Or € 30,000 per year for 300k pigs.

-30%

-30% Antibiotics

FOR FARMS

Avg reduction for unnecessary weaning and
fattening antibiotics.
Fairer selling rates.

0%

0% Overtime

FOR VET INSPECTORS

For post evaluation manual entry.
Plus better onsite/remote time management.

95%

95% Better Data

FOR HEALTH AUTHORITIES
AND
RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

For monitoring and disease research.
Insights to improve animal welfare.

Long Term Benefits

Long term cascading benefits along the
Supply Chain due to continuous flow of data to monitor and research

1

FOR ABATTOIRS

10% - 20%
increased revenues to be based on better carcass quality received, and savings from previous trimming and disposal expenditures.

2

FOR HEALTH AUTHORITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS

Immense savings in effort to monitor and track epidemiological investigations and discover insights.

3

FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES

Savings in the millions per year on veterinary consignment inspections to the abattoir and to supply the farms with precision.

4

FOR FARMS

Better return on sales from healthier animals due to better practices from data based research. The insights also improve business management for a more sustainable production.

30%-
50%

Estimated Collective Effort Reduction

of current additional production resources and efforts due to animal health diseases

Partners

MAIN R&D PARTNER

UNITE (University of Teramo)

The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at UniTE is an approved Centre of Excellence by the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE). UNITE works with Farm4Trade to certify that the technology developed is up to scientific and industrial standards and to guarantee the annotation of lesions and the scoring systems adopted on both organs and carcasses at the abattoir are compliant with the most recent advancements in veterinary medicine.

MAIN R&D PARTNER

AImageLab of UniMORE (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)

The Faculty is one of the most innovative Italian Universities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

AImageLab is the research lab of the Department of Engineering “ENZO FERRARI” and it is the main technological partner for the Farm4Trade’s R&D projects. They certify that the technology developed is up to scientific and industrial standards and compliant with the ethical requirements on the use of AI in the diagnostic field.

Development Partners

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Become a Pilot Partner

If you are a research institute, distributor, or abattoir interested in collaborating, please get in touch and let’s see how we can work together.

Invest in ADAL

We are currently open to working with investment partners as F4T Lab projects have high commercial potential.