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Lundin Sören, Andersson Sven, Eriksson Sven Ingvar: Feeding station for loose going animals. Alfa Laval Agri International, Lundin Sören, Andersson Sven, Eriksson Sven Ingvar, CLIVEMO Ingemar, January 14, 1988: WO/1988/000007 (530 worldwide citation)

A feeding station (1) for loose going animals is provided with a device (4) which senses the presence of an animal, a device (5) to distribute fodder in a feeding trough, a device (7) which portions the fodder in the fodder distributor (5) and a device (8) which after a signal that an animal is pres ...


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Sten Jakobson, Karl Rabold: Milking method and an apparatus therefor. Alfa Laval, Cyrus S Hapgood, April 2, 1985: US04508058 (134 worldwide citation)

The invention relates to a method of milking loose-housing cows which find their way individually to one or more feeding stalls where they are automatically identified and fed with the aid of a computer connected to the identification and feeding means.


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Robert Christopher Hall, Stephan Robert Lee, Diane Susan Spencer, Michael John Street, Jan Stein, Benny Ornerfors: Teat location for milking. Alfa Laval Agri, Melvin I Stoltz, August 10, 1999: US05934220 (130 worldwide citation)

A method of guiding a milking apparatus support towards at least one teat of a milk animal, characterized in that the method comprises the following steps: moving a support to a fixed start position within a stall; illuminating a region expected to contain at least one udder with a sheet of light fr ...


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Jens Hansson: Analysis of color tone in images for use in animal breeding. Alfa Laval Agri, Fish & Richardson P C, November 9, 1999: US05979359 (104 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to a method and a device in animal breeding for recording information on individual animals and/or collectives of animals which are within a defined area of residence, one or more video cameras being used to record video signals including image information from the anim ...


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Jan Stein, Benny Ornerfors: Apparatus for moving an animal related means and a method therefor. Alfa Laval Agri, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, May 2, 2000: US06055930 (103 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for automatically moving at least one animal related item in relation to the body of an animal comprises a position indicator adapted to be applied to at least one teat of the udder, a sensor adapted to sense a position of the position indicator, a controller adapted to be responsive to ...


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Lars Andersson, Mats Nilsson: Apparatus and method for recognizing and determining the position of a part of an animal. Alfa Laval Agri, Melvin I Stoltz, May 22, 2001: US06234109 (102 worldwide citation)

The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for recognizing and determining the position of a part of an animal. The apparatus comprises a source of structured light for illuminating a region expected to contain at least one of the part in such a way that an object illuminated by the ...


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Phillip Raymond Michael Denne, David Evan Naunton Davies, Colin Dougal McEwen: Passive transponder apparatus for use in an interrogator-responder system. Alfa Laval Company, Lawrence E Laubscher, September 12, 1978: US04114151 (102 worldwide citation)

A passive transponder for use in an interrogator-responder communication system is disclosed, including a first signal receiving element having a variable reflection property, a code signal generator for supplying a code signal, a modulating device responsive to the code signal for varying the signa ...


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Leif Lindholm: Apparatus for and a method of performing an animal-related action regarding at least a part of the body of an animal. Alfa Laval Agri, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, February 20, 2001: US06189486 (100 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for and a method of performing an animal-related action regarding at least a part of the body of an animal is proposed. The apparatus includes a cleaning tool (


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Anders Isaksson, Johanna Starkhammar: Arrangement and a method of performing an animal-related action. Alfa Laval Agri, Hovey Williams Timmons & Collins, January 2, 2001: US06167839 (97 worldwide citation)

An arrangement for performing an animal-related action on an animal includes a position determining component having a detector and a processing unit for determining the position of an animal part to be subjected to the animal-related action, and a performance component such as an animal handling un ...