Productivity - Nutrition - Health & Welfare - Behaviour
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Edinburgh
Scientifically sound replicated trials under near-commercial conditions enabling the rapid testing and validation of products for broilers, layers and turkeys and comparisons of genetic lines or treatments based on nutrition and health.
Bridging the gap between commercial systems and small experimental units. Industry-standard housing for broilers & layers with high-spec monitoring (visual & audio) from flock to individual bird to improve efficiency & welfare.
Imaging, sensor & automated tech for precision farming incl. gait analysis; scoring of feathering quality; early warning systems to detect behavioural signs of disease; & rapidly quantify the consequences of farm management practices on animal health & welfare.