Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge 2018

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ChickenBoy - a robot for broilers

The ChickenBoy is a robot that identifies possible animal welfare and farm productivity challenges. In particular, the ChickenBoy analyses chicken dropping using artificial intelligence and deep learning. Currently, droppings are classified into "good", "bad" and "really bad" (those with indices of illnesses). The resulting "digestion index" can be used to e.g. optimise the relation between drinking water and feed, but also to measure the impact of feed additives. Further categories are possible.

Describe the problem your company wishes to solve and how your product or service will solve it

We want to increase animal welfare and farm productivity at the same time by measuring key indicators and giving farmer the chance to early response to welfare and health related issues. We are covering nutrition and in particular digestion, onset of illness, climatic conditions and access to water by identifying broken drinkers. We will develop further services on other relevant indicators, such as weight and weight gain, gait score, particular diseases and traceability of feed to meat.

Describe other business assistance that you are seeking from Nutreco

We are most interested in deploying our solution to a research facility of Nutreco and are already in contact with Trouw Nutrition with Sra Garcia Ruiz, director of the research center near Madrid.

Are you available to participate in the final event in the Netherlands 28, 29, and 30 May? All expenses will be covered by Nutreco

Yes

Describe how the prize - a validation trial in our facilities - could boost the development of your business

We believe that we can benefit in two ways from a prize: (i) by scientific validation of our concept by a respected entity and (ii) be including new, more detailed categories to further improve the usefulness of our service.

If you already have a website for your business, please share the URL

www.faromatics.com

teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Heiner Lehr 4 months ago

Thank you very much! We hope to get to 20 votes by today - let's see whether we can manage that!

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Ziv Dubinsky 4 months ago

very interesting, good luck in the challenge.
in the future would be great to cooperate.
regards

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Heiner Lehr 4 months ago

Hey Ziv,
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'd love to collaborate - we have a good working relationship with colleagues from the Volcani Institute.
You can reach me any time through heiner@faromatics.com.
Heiner

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Heiner Lehr 4 months ago

Thanks!

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teresa debesa 4 months ago

Status label added: Full business case submitted

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Steven Adler 4 months ago

Technology used for the sake of chicks and consumers. love it

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Khalil Safaei 4 months ago

An advanced system, good luck!

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Heiner Lehr 4 months ago

Thank you very much! If you want to know more, let me know.

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