monitor hen welfare and reduce egg breakage

Forum: Using machines to monitor hen welfare and reduce egg breakage

Published on: 02/02/2008
Source : Australian Poultry CRC release
Results from a recently completed Poultry CRC proof-of-concept project, Using "machine vision" to count hens and reduce egg breakage, has demonstrated that ‘machine vision’, or video image analysis (VIA – the ability of a computer to ‘see’), can be used to monitor egg belts for potential blockages and has the potential for effectively counting hens.Testing under comme...
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February 2, 2008

Dear Sir,
Of course it is interesting to use the Video Imaging analysis to watch the breakage of eggs thereby to scrutinize the reduction due to breakages and losses happening in the hens house; however, whilst comparing the cost of eggs with the cost involved in this analysis is it viable to keep continuing with that mechanism or not? If not suitable it may not be feasible to be used in the medium farms.

Dr. K. Sathiyabama Kannan

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