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The main objective of this study was to develop and evaluate a model for estimating pigs weight using computer vision for improving the management in Korean swine farms in Korea. This research was carried out in two steps: 1) to find a model that relates the projection area with the weight of a pig; 2) to implement the model in a computer vision system mainly consisted of a monochrome CCD camera, a frame grabber and a computer system for estimating the weight of pigs in a non-contact, real-time manner. The model was developed under an important assumption there were no observable genetic differences among the pigs. The main results were: 1) The relationship between the projection area and the weight of pigs was W=0.0569×A-32.585 (R2=0.953), where W is the weight in kg; A is the projection area of a pig in cm2; 2) The model could estimate the weight of pigs with an error less than 3.5%.