From inexpensive AI-based sensors on farms and poultry houses and IoT technology applications on farms to wash down safe robots for processing plants, novel technologies continue to disrupt the poultry supply chain, changing the way poultry and meat is produced and processes. There are a multitudinous number of repetitive tasks within a poultry house and a meat processing plant that robots could assist with. Poultry houses require nearly constant attention when it comes to cleaning and sanitizing, collecting eggs, and checking birds. Typically, this is time-consuming, monotonous work but robots can seamlessly simplify this process. They help accelerate the packaging and cleaning process and help evaluate environmental factors such as temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, ammonia, sound, and brightness. Besides, with imaging and sensory technology growing in capability and dropping in cost, researchers are building robotics to hang live birds on poultry slaughter lines or pick poultry parts from a tote. Procedures such as chicken deboning require recognition of the shape and size of each chicken and individual adaptation. Automating this process with AI helps tremendously.
AI is another technology that is showing immense promise in the poultry and meat industry. A form of AI, machine vision, can be used to grade eggs, determine defects such as cracking or internal blood spots, and assess infertility in incubation by scanning eggs and learning which are fertile and which are not. On the other hand, VR in the poultry industry is being used for training, particularly processing. It helps teach line workers in the processing plant the ideal way to trim the meat from birds. Furthermore, applied to free-range layer houses, it trains employees to walk through the house without frightening the birds, find errant eggs, and check on hens.
Highlighting these new developments in the poultry and meat industry, Food and Beverages Tech Review has compiled a list of leading poultry and meat companies in the APAC to help businesses navigate through the best-of-breed production and processing solution providers. The enlisted organizations are transforming the manufacturing operations, delivering process, and supply chain at the convergence of several disruptive technologies. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for aspiring CIOs.
We present to you Food and Beverages Tech Review’s “Top 10 Poultry and Meat Production and Processing Solution Providers – 2020.”