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Improving Poultry Production with Precision Technology

21 October 2013

UK - Can early warning sensors improve the day to day management of poultry units? RASE is hosting a precision poultry day on 13 November 2013 at Morley Hays, Derbyshire looking at how precision farming techniques can optimise management on farm.

Delegates will have the opportunity to look at how cameras, microphones, weighing scales and water/ feed registrations installed in commercial broiler units can improve performance.

Data will also be presented looking at shortening the hatching window in hatcheries to raise chick welfare through the manipulation of light and sound.
The afternoon session will look at the opportunities of indirect heating and monitoring environmental parameters to not only reduce running costs but to also pick up early indicators of disease.

David Speller from Applied Poultry will give a virtual farm tour – demonstrating what impact new technologies can have a commercial unit.

All are welcome. Regardless of the size of operation, monitoring and measuring various traits on farm can help make more informed management decisions leading to improved performance.

Charlotte Johnston, from the Royal Agricultural Society of England says: “This event will showcase the latest innovations being used to improve poultry production. The data we are able to record and more importantly what this data is telling us about our birds is really exciting for performance and welfare.”

Barclays is delighted to be supporting these events, bringing you access to real life examples of where precision innovation can play a role in farming systems.

Martin Redfearn, National Head of Agriculture said: “The more successful businesses in UK agriculture have a considerable track record over many years of innovation and early adoption of new technology to enhance their success. The pace of change and range of opportunities are unlikely to diminish in the future and we believe it is vital for all farmers to keep in touch with innovations and understand how they can be applied to their farming businesses to enhance their management and physical and financial performance.

“We are committed to supporting events like these because they offer valuable education opportunities, and inspiration for farmers to help them find technical and practical solutions to grow and expand their businesses individually, and the agriculture industry as a whole.”

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