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Inventor:
Pratt; William C.
Address:
Canyon, TX
No. of patents:
28
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
RE34776 Programmable apparatus and method for delivering microingredient feed additives to animals by we November 8, 1994
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. The apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates into one or more weigh hoppers for weighing therein
8261694 Cattle management method and system September 11, 2012
An automated method and system for individual animal electronic identification, measurement, and management of cattle in a feedlot. Through the use of a computer system integrated with individual animal identification, multiple measurement and remeasurement systems, and a handling an
7607405 Cattle management method and system October 27, 2009
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
7347161 Cattle management method and system March 25, 2008
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
6805075 Cattle management method and system October 19, 2004
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
6592517 Method and system for providing animal health histories and tracking inventory of related drug u July 15, 2003
A computer-based system for providing up-to-date health histories of animals, for example, in a feedlot. The system includes indicia means associated with each animal for identifying the animal and data entry means coupled to a computer for reading the indicia means to identify the a
6579236 Ruminant tissue analysis at packing plants for electronic cattle management and grading meat June 17, 2003
A method is described comprising stunning a ruminant at a packing plant, and thereafter measuring tissue characteristics of the ruminant using a tissue imaging and analysis device prior to processing the ruminant to a carcass. Working embodiments of the method have used an ultrasound tis
6547726 Method and system for providing animal health histories and tracking inventory of related drug u April 15, 2003
A computer-based system for providing up-to-date health histories of animals, for example, in a feedlot. The system includes indicia means associated with each animal for identifying the animal and data entry means coupled to a computer for reading the indicia means to identify the a
6516746 Cattle management method and system February 11, 2003
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
6318289 Cattle management method and system November 20, 2001
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
6200210 Ruminant tissue analysis at packing plants for electronic cattle management and grading meat March 13, 2001
A method is described comprising stunning a ruminant at a packing plant, and thereafter measuring tissue characteristics of the ruminant using a tissue imaging and analysis device prior to processing the ruminant to a carcass. Working embodiments of the method have used an ultrasound tis
6135055 Cattle management method and system October 24, 2000
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
6131744 System and method for recycling identification tags October 17, 2000
A recycling system particularly useful for using, sorting and reusing large quantities of animal identification tags for use by producers, feedlots and packing plants is described. In one aspect of the invention, a plurality of unsorted, previously used and cleaned identification tags ar
6000361 Cattle Management method and system December 14, 1999
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
5836880 Automated system for measuring internal tissue characteristics in feed animals November 17, 1998
An automated tissue analysis system is described comprising a conveyor for delivering a feed animal to a tissue analysis zone, an ultrasound transducer designed to conduct tissue analysis on feed animals, and a remotely actuated positioner for placing the transducer on the feed anima
5803906 Method and system for providing animal health histories and tracking inventory of related drug u September 8, 1998
A computer-based system for providing up-to-date health histories of animals, for example, in a feedlot. The system includes indicia elements associated with each animal for identifying the animal and a data entry device coupled to a computer for reading the indicia elements to identify
5673647 Cattle management method and system October 7, 1997
A highly automated method and system for providing individual animal electronic identification, measurement and value based management of cattle in a large cattle feedlot. Through the use of (1) a computer system integrated with (2) automatic individual animal identification (3) mult
5573002 Method and apparatus for measuring internal tissue characteristics in feed animals November 12, 1996
An ultrasonic apparatus for evaluating internal tissue characteristics in livestock is described. The apparatus comprises a reservoir containing a conductive liquid, an ultrasonic transducer, and a handpiece which is liquidly coupled to the reservoir. As with any electronic apparatus, th
5401501 Methods for maintaining and administering live probiotic as feed additives for animals March 28, 1995
Methods for maintaining and for preparing at a livestock feedlot a concentrated suspension of bacteria at a known, accurate concentration and for storing the prepared suspension for prolonged periods at the feedlot in a ready-to-use condition without significant loss of viability, al
5369032 Apparatus for administering live bacteria as feed additives to livestock and poultry November 29, 1994
An apparatus for preparing at a livestock feedlot a concentrated suspension of anaerobic bacteria at a known, accurate concentration and for storing the prepared suspension for prolonged periods at the feedlot in a ready-to-use condition without significant loss of viability, allowing
5340211 Programmable apparatus and method for delivering microingredient feed additives by weight August 23, 1994
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. The apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates into one or more weigh hoppers for weighing therein
5315505 Method and system for providing animal health histories and tracking inventory of drugs May 24, 1994
A method and system for providing improved drug treatment to selected animals in a retained group. Through the use of a computer system, an operator is immediately provided with the health and drug treatment history of an animal to be treated by identifying the animal. With this info
5219224 Programmable apparatus and method for delivering microingredient feed additives to animals by we June 15, 1993
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. The apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates into one or more weigh hoppers for weighing therein
5008821 Computerized process and system for assigning and delivering feed to animals in a feedlot April 16, 1991
The system includes a portable computer for recording assignment data for each cattle pen and a host computer that stores feed consumption data for each of the plurality of cattle pens in the feedlot. The portable computer includes means for entering data such as a keyboard or other mach
4910024 Method and apparatus for administering live bacteria as feed additives to livestock and poultry March 20, 1990
A method and apparatus for preparing at a livestock feedlot a concentrated suspension of anaerobic bacteria at a known, accurate concentration and for storing the prepared suspension for prolonged periods at the feedlot in a ready-to-use condition without significant loss of viability,
4889433 Programmable apparatus and method for delivering microingredient feed additives to animals by we December 26, 1989
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. The apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates into one or more weigh hoppers for weighing therein
4815042 Programmable apparatus and method for delivering microingredient feed additives to animals by we March 21, 1989
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. The apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates into one or more weigh hoppers for weighing therein
4733971 Programmable weight sensitive microingredient feed additive delivery system and method March 29, 1988
A method and apparatus whereby livestock and poultry are administered feed additives in their feed ration. In one disclosed form, the apparatus stores additive concentrates separately until just prior to use, then on demand dispenses the additive concentrates separately and sequentially










 
 
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