Smart farming – understand more, learn more
In today’s economic climate it might seem a daunting task to implement aspects of smart farming or you may think that the current pandemic has forced your hand, but this can only be a positive that must be embraced.
Data gathering, machine learning and new thinking research are all designed to be used to progress your business, productivity and animal welfare.
Some of the main benefits are;
- Reduce risks. The more you know the less of a risk you’ll face.
- What happens at farm level and more importantly why?
- improve production in every cycle.
- Maximum production and bird welfare = maximum profit.
Turning digital data into information, listen to what the information is telling you but more importantly, action it! Nothing changes if we don’t act on information and one of the biggest challenges we face can be actioning it.
We are not waiting for alerts or problems to arise before we make improvements, we looking and checking constantly to prevent issues. Be proactive, go find and go explore. We do this remotely, every day, at a minimum of 16 times a day in, every barn, 24/7.
Optimising and making positive changes for the birds and your business.
Now is the time for a permanent change in mindset.
Mindset and data analytics, together they are about generating profit.
We have discovered 50% of flock variable is down to human influences so these need to be communicated, with the data information, in the smart farming outcomes.
Smart farming for us is about working together to drive your business forward, overcome the challenges, push the boundaries and making the investment in the future.
Where can you start?
Water, temperature and relative humidity. Recording these already? Great you are already on the first step. These 3 things are the basics for us at Optifarm to start you on your journey to a smarter poultry production.
Record your observations, get them noted down anywhere you can. You are constantly making them so why not record them?
Don’t overwhelm yourself, use the data to confirm your decision making and make improvements. Even small steps add up to be changes.
Establish the basics first, use this to build on. Don’t get carried away with data for data’s sake and not use it.