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How IoT Makes Smart Poultry Management a Reality

By Food and Beverages | Tuesday, November 24, 2020

IoT is an innovative technology for poultry management that can transform a manual farm into a modern semi-automated poultry farm.

FREMONT, CA: The poultry industry is an important industry for sustainable food supply. The development of advanced technologies can be very useful to the growth of the poultry industry. In the existing system, the poultry needs a presence of manpower to give the. The use of innovative technologies can replace the worker for feeding the poultry, thus overcoming labor problems in the industry and introducing a semi-automatic process in the poultry industry. Among all other technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) plays an important role in smart poultry management. Read on to know more.

IoT is an innovative technology for poultry management that can change a manual farm into a modern semi-automated poultry farm. The IoT system could also work on the mobile application, helping the owner monitor the poultry farm like food feeding function, object detection, water sprinkling, and unwanted gas reduction. Monitoring the poultry farm using a wireless sensor can give insights into the water, food level, and surrounding environmental parameters of a poultry farm, including temperature and humidity. Through this system, the poultry farm manager can get the internal environment of a poultry farm at any time and anywhere.

The poultry production chain is characterized by breeding, loading, transport, and slaughterhouse phases. In each of these stages, different data is retrieved, which could be exploited to evaluate the quality and support the decision-making towards improving the final meat quality while ensuring animal welfare. Trucks transporting poultry from farms to slaughterhouses are armed with sensors that measure environmental properties. These are IoT transport sensors that are attached to the cages where poultry is loaded. The transport sensors measure temperature, humidity, acceleration, and ammonia values.

Maintaining the welfare status of animals at optimum levels has traditionally been one major concern of farmers and, more recently, consumers. Although platforms aim to monitor poultry production chain phases, there is no existing solution that collects data throughout the complete chain. IoT platform collects data across the poultry production chain's different phases in a centralized and secure method. The collection of data establishes the base for defining a set of performance indicators that determine the quality of poultry management.

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