AI and its applications are wide spread, handling some of the most complicated human tasks as well. Today, let’s focus on how Artificial Intelligence is being used in the poultry industry to tackle certain challenges.
The poultry industry faces various challenges that affect the overall production and the efficiency of the farm. It is not a hidden fact that most of these challenges are mainly due to the human interference in the farms, resulting in further complications. This is where we have the technology step in and mitigate these issues. With AI, human interference is reduced by a great measure, leading to improved farm efficiency.
Earlier, majority of the farms used to collect data manually, enter them in excels and get them processed on a computer. This is changed drastically over the years. The present technology or poultry management softwares ensure that collecting farm data is not so tedious. With artificial intelligence, this is further improved by allowing the farm owners to collect, monitor and analyze their farm data in real time. Various factors responsible for the efficiency of a poultry farm are tracked in real-time which will then be stored (cloud) and used for various analysis and interpretation for better decision making.
Predictive Analysis with Data
Taking data processing one step further, some poultry management softwares like Livine allow farm owners to see a predictive modelling of data. This predictive modelling gives an understanding of what could happen, before it happens. This insight allows the owners to take actions immediately, resulting in a better performance.
For example, the software will predict and depict any deviation in the weight of the birds by comparing it to a standard value. This data provided to the farm owner well in advance will allow him to control the feed and handle the weight of the birds. Thus, cutting down on additional feed cost and also ensuring that the flock uniformity is maintained.
It’s a well-known fact that disease management is one of most key factors that helps improve farm efficiency. The potential of artificial intelligence allows farm owners to detect diseases early and mitigate any risks involved with it. If trained with a proper data set, AI can detect diseases as early as in the incubation period. Additionally in the later stages, AI can use data to study the behavior of the chicks or the birds to understand and detect sickness related patterns in them. Some of the most common diseases affecting the poultry industry can be detected using such technology.
While these are just few applications of AI in the poultry industry, the technological growth will allow AI to further improve the efficiency of poultry farms. Along with improved efficiency, the technology will result in easier farm management practices, mainly due to the reduced human intervention. Real-time monitoring, early disease detection, predictive analysis based on the data and many other functions will allow the farm owner to take quick actions and reduce further complications. AI in conjunction with a well-structured poultry management software, can do wonders to a poultry farm.