The Science of Monitoring Animal Behaviour
Abnormal animal behaviour, falling production and weight loss are just a few signs that can indicate a lot about the situation in your house. Fancom has developed a series of biometric systems that enable you to monitor animal behaviour and the production process. You can immediately see any changes in the house, enabling you to intervene at an early stage.
Animal weighing systems give insight into growth. Fancom’s range offers two reliable animal weighing systems:
- The F47 is a handy control computer with one or two weighing scales. It weighs all the birds in one house.
- The 747, with the same features, can be used in a maximum of eight houses.
The systems register no fewer than 3000 measurements each day. This gives a reliable picture of the current situation in a way that would be impossible with manual weighing.
The Fancom weighing system takes into account the mutual weight differences between the birds and their activity pattern. The calculation algorithm was developed in cooperation with the University of Leuven, Belgium. It calculates a reliable representation of the average weight of your birds under all conditions, with less than 3% deviation. This level of performance makes the Fancom weighing systems the most accurate animal weighing systems on the market.
Monitoring water consumption of broilers is one of the simplest, but above all most accurate, tools that a poultry producer can use to monitor the performance of the birds. Differences between the water lines mutually, or between yesterday's and today's figures, are immediately visible. This allows timely intervention in the event of problems, often even before a problem has had the chance to have any negative effects on animal growth.
Fancom’s F38 features a special water monitoring program that enables up to eight separate water lines or groups, or the consumption in the entire house, to be registered hourly.The computer also generates alerts if the minimum and maximum flow rate in each house is exceeded so that any leaks in the system can be identified quickly.
Fancom’s EyeNamic™ uses advanced monitoring technology in the house. Three cameras mounted in the ridge of the house continuously monitor part of the floor below. Analysis software translates these images into an index for animal migration and activity, both of which are extremely valuable indicators of animal welfare.
EyeNamic™ enables the behaviour of a flock of broilers to be followed from minute to minute so that any abnormal behaviour is signalled quickly. You can intervene at an early stage and limit any negative consequences to a minimum.