Templeton, IA – August 2, 2023
PigEasy, LLC, a family-owned and operated company based in Templeton, Iowa, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued PigEasy intellectual property protection in the form of Patent No. US 11,684,038 for its product, MealMeter2.0 intake monitoring dispenser.
MealMeter2.0 is a smart feeder system that uses sensors to record and track feed and water intake. Its mobile application provides real-time alerts for intake dips or irregularities. Farm workers have the flexibility to customize alert thresholds, access historical data, and choose how alerts are resolved. MealMeter2.0 enables barn staff to quickly identify and treat individual sow and herd issues.
Key features of MealMeter2.0 include:
- Plug, connect, and play installation.
- Real-time data is available at your fingertips.
- Manual dispensing allows the sow to reliably dispense ad-lib throughout farrowing.
- Connectivity and feed present lights that are easy to see throughout the room.
The MealMeter feeder utilizes sows’ natural rooting movements and behaviors to dispense feed, so very little training is needed. The system encourages feed and water intake without waste in farrowing.
Dave Klocke, MealMeter inventor, expressed his excitement about the patent issuance, stating, “MealMeter2.0 is the result of years of dedication to creating a solution around an already top-performing feeder. Our goal is to take the guesswork out of lactation feed and water intake for farms of all sizes.”
In addition to MealMeter2.0, PigEasy, LLC offers a complete line of innovative products focused on increasing pig production and operational efficiency for pork producers. All products are developed and used in Klocke’s own sow farm near Templeton.
For more information on MealMeter2.0, visit pigeasy.com/pigeasy-products/mealmeter-2-0/ or call 1-888-354-0112 to schedule a demo.