At Daka SecAnim in Denmark, they experience great success with the new update of their app named “PIGUP&KO”. With several new functions, the app will make it easier for Danish farmers to manage fallen animals in their day-to-day business.
The Danish Daka SecAnim collects fallen animals, primarily from Danish farms and private animal husbandry, which are recycled for fertilizer production, biofuel, and biodiesel.
In order to minimize the possible spread of infectious diseases, fully comply with legal requirements and simultaneously save time in day-to-day business, fixed routines are needed with regard to the removal and registration of fallen animals.
In 2015, Daka SecAnim launched the app “PIGUP&KO” for the Danish farmers. “Back then, the main purpose was to make it easier for farmers to register their fallen animals for collection. In this way, they could register directly from their smartphones, and they did not have to use a PC or touch-tone telephone. Here the ambition was to achieve better service, faster collection and at the same time protect security”, Søren Mohr Jensen, Communications & Marketing Manager at Daka SecAnim says.
“Our route planning is dynamic, meaning that our truck drivers receive an updated route every five minutes. When farmers register fallen animals for collection through the app, they might “risk” that we collect the animals five minutes after registration. The app has supported our dynamic route planning right from the beginning”, Søren Mohr Jensen explains. Daka SecAnim’s dynamic route planning ensures that 20% of the animals can be picked up on the same day they are registered in the app.
Service and safety are still in focus
After seven years, the PIGUP&KO app was ready for a major update in the fall of 2022. To make the app as easy and smooth as possible for farmers, PIGUP&KO has the same basic functions as before, but with some new features. Among the new functions, it is now possible to create different users (employee accounts) directly in the app, and at the same time control whether employees can “only” pre-register or directly register a collection appointment with Daka SecAnim. This means that an employee who brings fallen animals outside the stables can pre-register them. The authorized person, who has the permission to register the collection from Daka SecAnim, will be informed that a fallen animal has been found. When the animal is placed at the collection point, the authorized person can forward the registration to Daka SecAnim, which will pick up the animal as soon as possible.
At the same time, it is also possible for the farmer to benchmark themselves against other Danish farmers in terms of registration and delay, as well as registration of the correct number of fallen animals.
“We are looking forward to help the Danish farmers to even more effective and streamlined handling of fallen animals. It will take time, but once they get started, the handling of the animals will be much easier for them”, Søren Mohr Jensen concludes.