5 digital technologies designed to simplify the analysis of poultry data
Data is the new gold, as important as any other asset in the poultry industry. Emerging digital technologies can harness poultry data to help predict bird weight and feed conversion, monitor welfare, and improve overall sustainability.
“The challenge is that there is research that says that by 2022, 50% of companies will lack sufficient artificial intelligence (AI) and data mastery,” said Simon Cohen., Sales Director, MTech Systems.
“Just to give you an idea of the importance of precision farming, there are estimates that using smart farming practices can save $ 2.3 trillion. Of that $ 2.3 trillion, $ 250 billion will come from savings from AI and data analytics. “
“We are now moving away from computers used in manufacturing to simply collect data to take a more predictive and prescriptive approach through the use of tools such as artificial intelligence,” added Vernon Smith, founder and CEO of CAT. Squared.
During the fifth webinar in the Poultry Tech webinar series. Cohen and Smith presented five digital technologies designed to simplify the data analysis process for the poultry industry.
The first step in any data journey begins with the sensors. The sensors connect and collect, as well as securely transmit, poultry data. This data can be audio, visual or textual to track everything from wellness and food consumption to environmental monitoring and more.
For example, innovations in feed hopper monitoring technologies include temperature probes, load cells, lasers, and sound detection.
2. Internet of Things (IoT)
The Internet of Things (IoT) can offer several benefits to the poultry industry. Digital technology can help provide real-time remote access to feed inventory, bird weights, exact population and water consumption.
This can result in accurate predictive models of time to empty feed bins, time to target bird weight, and predictive models of bird weight.
3. Artificial intelligence
Recent advances in data, software, hardware, and cloud computing are fueling the popularity of AI in the poultry industry. Previously, decisions were made retroactively, instead AI serves as a predictive model to help make data-driven decisions.
For poultry production, AI is piloting optical technology, which can help provide welfare analyzes on flocks in a home. In manufacturing, AI can help generate reports on overall equipment efficiency (OEE), predictive maintenance, and product recognition.
4. Cloud technology
Cloud technologies allow data to be stored virtually on the Internet, rather than forcing organizations to have sufficient data storage. An added benefit of cloud storage is that it is easy to share with partners and all stakeholders throughout the poultry supply chain to drive analysis and data-driven decision making.
5. Digitized supply chain
Traceability now begins on the farm. This is usually done through the blockchain, which can track a product’s journey through the supply chain through a distributed ledger.
Beyond the obvious benefits of tracking recalls after foodborne illness, a digitized supply chain can also be used to give consumers greater transparency in food production. A scannable barcode or RFID tags can educate potential buyers on how their poultry products are raised and fed.
What comes next
To learn more about technologies designed to advance the poultry industry, join innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and the industry’s leading poultry producers at the series. Poultry Tech webinars, scheduled for November 2, 4, 10, 11, 17. December 30 and 2.
During the webinar series, industry experts will present an overview of what’s to come – from potential solutions to technology development – for the poultry industry.
This webinar series is proudly sponsored by: Arm & Hammer, Aviagen, Baader, Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Ceva, Chore-Time, Cobb, Evonik, Marel, Phibro Animal Health, Staubli and Zoetis.
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