New suite of biosensors will help improve flock health and productivity

Acoustic sensors that monitor the wellbeing of chicks are among a new suite of biosensors introduced by Greengage, the Scotland-based agri-tech business.
calendar icon 14 September 2019
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“One of the research findings is that the stress can be contagious, influencing the behaviour of neighbouring birds.”

All the biosensors are designed to monitor the critical parameters for welfare and productivity and provide a valuable diagnostic tool in early detection of health issues. The suite includes:

  • ALIS Chirpy Sensor detects the emotional state of the flock.
  • ALIS Cluster Sensor views flock mobility under any lighting level.
  • ALIS Greenhouse Sensor monitors levels of ammonia, carbon dioxide and humidity and alerts any abnormality.
  • ALIS Ambient Sensor measures light and temperature.

All the sensors clip on the same ALIS (Agricultural Lighting Induction System) induction power cable used for lighting in livestock housing.

This power technology is at the heart of the ALIS platform chosen by Greengage because of its numerous benefits. The LED lamps are not hardwired – they simply clip on and off, so they are easy to install, maintain and reposition.

Biosecurity is enhanced since external contractors are not essential to maintain the lamps, which are safer than incandescent and fluorescent lights and have a much lower energy consumption.

a man hangs a sensor in a barn

© Greengage

“One of the research findings is that the stress can be contagious, influencing the behaviour of neighbouring birds.”

All the biosensors are designed to monitor the critical parameters for welfare and productivity and provide a valuable diagnostic tool in early detection of health issues. The suite includes:

  • ALIS Chirpy Sensor detects the emotional state of the flock.
  • ALIS Cluster Sensor views flock mobility under any lighting level.
  • ALIS Greenhouse Sensor monitors levels of ammonia, carbon dioxide and humidity and alerts any abnormality.
  • ALIS Ambient Sensor measures light and temperature.

All the sensors clip on the same ALIS (Agricultural Lighting Induction System) induction power cable used for lighting in livestock housing.

This power technology is at the heart of the ALIS platform chosen by Greengage because of its numerous benefits. The LED lamps are not hardwired – they simply clip on and off, so they are easy to install, maintain and reposition.

Biosecurity is enhanced since external contractors are not essential to maintain the lamps, which are safer than incandescent and fluorescent lights and have a much lower energy consumption.

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