Kristof Mertens is an animal and data scientist with a PhD in bioscience engineering and co-founder and managing director of Porphyrio, N.V. www.porphyrio.com
Dr. Kristof Mertens is EU expert for the European Innovation Partnership Focus Group Precision Farming.
The poultry industry is not one to stand still, especially as it faces the challenges of reduced antibiotics use – along with other legislative requirements – and meeting the increasingly high standards of animal welfare consumers require.
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.