News and analysis on the global poultry
and animal feed industries.

Kristof Mertens

Kristof Mertens is an animal and data scientist with a PhD in bioscience engineering and co-founder and managing director of Porphyrio, N.V. Dr. Kristof Mertens is EU expert for the European Innovation Partnership Focus Group Precision Farming.


Putting data collection, analysis to work in managing poultry production

Is it better to prevent or correct a problem in the hen house? New technologies are increasingly offering the former option.
We live in the era of data. Poultry farms are no exception to this, with more data than ever before available and collected. The days of knowing how much your birds have eaten simply because the feed silo is empty are, or at least should be, a thing of the past.
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