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Tyson uses computer vision to track chicken inventory

Automation has already led to a 20% improvement in efficiency and precision.
Tyson Foods plans to implement cameras, machine-learning algorithms and edge computing at all seven of their “fresh tray” chicken facilities by the end of the year to help streamline inventory management and improve efficiency.
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How bioinformatics could transform poultry health monitoring

Data analysis allows for quick implementation of corrective management processes.
Bioinformatics combines computational and statistical approaches in order to analyze biological data, such as genome sequencing. A rapidly growing field of science, it has shown great promise to help monitor, identify and track poultry flock health.
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IFT: agrifood research in US chronically underfunded

Federal funding for the study of food science has been on the decline since 2008.
Vital funding is needed to improve the nutritional quality, taste and accessibility of food, protect the integrity of food for safety purposes and increase the supply of nutritious food needed to feed a growing population, says a new white paper from the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT).
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New CRISPR method produces ALV resistant chickens

Cockerels implanted with modified germ cells produce chicks resistant to ALV
A new application of CRISPR gene editing technology could hold the key to eradicating avian leukosis virus (ALV) by producing modified chickens that are completely resistant to the disease.
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