News and analysis for the global poultry industry.
Aidan Connolly

Aidan Connolly

Aidan Connolly is the president of AgriTech Capital. He is a frequent contributor to, and speaker and chair at the Poultry Tech Summit.



Can poultry data be mined for value?

The devil is in the details.

Integrated poultry operations recognize that data-driven production is the future. Data, however, has the potential to inform or overwhelm producers with more information and make it harder, not easier to act.  

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Plan for disruption in a disruptive age

The 2-1-4-3 approach can help poultry companies figure out the best way to innovate.
The recent Poultry Tech Summit again highlighted the impressive progress of the past 50 years, yet that progress may be dwarfed by upcoming disruptions.
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Pandemic proof: The next challenge for the poultry industry

Seven suggestions to protect the industry from the next big infection.
The U.S. poultry industry has faced unprecedented challenges within our processing plants this year with COVID-19. It is not the only one. Shutdowns in Canada, Brazil, Australia, Ireland, Spain and more show that this is not an American problem, it is endemic to the process of producing safe and affordable food.
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How COVID-19 might reshape the poultry industry

The disruptions caused by the novel coronavirus are acting to speed up changes that were already occurring in poultry industry and that should result in a more resilient sector.
The disruptions wrought upon the poultry industry by COVID-19 will simply speed up fundamental changes that were already taking place.
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8 digital technologies to disrupt the turkey industry

Increasing competition from larger broilers and lower-cost, plant-based meat alternatives, turkey producers will have to embrace new technologies to improve efficiency and transparency to maintain market share.
Sensors, robots, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other digital technologies can make turkey producers competitive with other protein sources.
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Is artificial intelligence right for poultry production?

Artificial intelligence offers many promises to the poultry industry, but all these promises come with catches.
The promise of labor-saving, flawless decision-making, 24-hour-a-day monitoring, improved processing, predictive feed digestion and bird management is compelling to an industry struggling to hire experienced operatives, but all these promises come with catches.
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