A large poultry production company has cracked open new levels of efficiency thanks to a locally developed control system.
When it comes to hatching eggs, a modern incubator aims not just to simulate but to exceed the results from natural avian incubation.
They create the perfect environment and conditions for an egg to incubate by allowing all conditions, both internal and external, to be monitored and coordinated to achieve high quality and hatchability.
Western Sydney-based engineering company Automated Control Solutions (ACS) has taken this process even further with the development of a new control system.
The company has been doing research and development into incubator control systems for the poultry industry for many years, according ACS founder and CEO Adam Francica.
“We have been trialling our latest system at the plant of a leading poultry producer on the outskirts of Sydney. The results have not only shown an increase in number and quality of hatchings, but also a huge increase in efficiency.”
The producer has seen an increase of 3 to 5 per cent in hatch results, and a reduction in energy costs of more than 30 per cent after using the new technology, Francica says.