The "Full digitisation of the rabbit meat production" project has been ended
The aim of the project was to improve rabbit meat as a food product and the production process. The main tool is a big data analytical system fed by an automated data collection system, which can provide information from the barn to the table, covering the whole vertical of rabbit meat production.

The project ran from January 2021 to December 2023 and delivered the following results:

  • In collaboration with Tetrabbit Ltd, a data structure was developed for storing data on the Rabbit server from the breeding sites, that were used for data analyses.
  • We put a lot of emphasis on digitising the group sheets from historical data collection and converting the data into an analysable format. We have developed automated workflows for these to create a state-of-the-art data analysis environment.
  • Data analysis workflows have been developed by introducing a variety of methodologies. The most significant of these are:
    • Correlation analysis was used to look for relationships between breeding traits.
    • Principal component analysis was used to answer the question of how well the components (groups) can represent a common characteristic.
    • We have developed a mortality prediction sytem for fattening rabbit togehter with an alerting system. To investigate its potential effectiveness, we have carried out a cost-benefit analysis. The prediction system comprises two major units:
      • We also created a dashboard for the visualisation of mortality data predictions, which is available to project participants via the Institute's website.
      • The daily alert notifies the staff on mortality anomalies via e-mail.


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