New sexing technology that uses reflected light to sort broiler chicks also by weight and external defects could help improve bird growth and save on production costs.
“The cameras we use replace the need for human eyes. Today, there are few people who know how to look at the day-old chick and separate between male and female,” said Menashe Tamir, CEO, Eshet Eilon.
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The chick sexing conundrum
Currently, all chick sexing in the poultry industry is conducted manually, which can be costly. In addition, it is becoming difficult to find and retain workers that are experienced at sorting. Automating the process can help solve these issues.
Although chick sexing technologies are primarily a focus of the layer industry, the technology also makes a lot of sense for broilers.
“There are very many good reasons why to grow the chicken separately and the runs here in Israel have proven it,” Tamir added, noting that cost savings can amount to $0.15 per chick due to reduced food costs, which adds up quicky in large flocks. Additional benefits include reduced losses in the slaughterhouse, increased operational flexibility and the accumulation of data per chick.
The optical chick sorting system is expected to enter the commercial market in the next few weeks.
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