Poultry weighing system

Continuous insight into the weight of your animals

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Healthy growth is one of the most important performance indicators in modern poultry houses. However, remarkably high numbers of poultry farmers still rely on periodic manual weighing to monitor the weight of their animals - An automatic weighing system is more reliable, saves time, prevents stress in the house and reduces the risk of introducing disease. An automatic weighing system gives you greater insight into the performance of your animals and you can adjust your management strategy to improve your results. Thanks to this, the extra investment in the system is quickly recovered. 

How does an automatic animal weighing system work?

An automatic animal weighing system consists of a smart control computer and one or more weighing scales in the house. The animals are weighed continuously and automatically - without them being disturbed. A good system can register up to 3000 measurements per day. This gives a reliable picture of the current situation in a way that would be impossible with manual weighing.

Reliable measurement data

Animal weighing is a dynamic process: mutual differences in weight and activity make it difficult to obtain an accurate idea of the current status. You never know exactly which animals have been weighed. Fancom animal weighing systems factor this is. The system also takes into account average and expected weights calculated using previous measurements. This gives you a clearer idea of what to expect in the short term and you can predict the final weight more accurately to avoid a sanction from the slaughterhouse. The smart algorithm in the control computer automatically takes all these factors into account and will calculate a reliable representation of the average weight of your birds under all conditions.

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The advantages of an automatic animal weighing system

Continuously weighing your animals provides an up to date overview of the growth process in your house. Abnormal growth patterns are visible more quickly, so you can take timely intervention to improve your results. Lack of growth that goes unnoticed in the first days of the fattening cycle is almost impossible to recover afterwards. And too rapid growth has a negative impact on animal development. If your animals are too heavy, they are probably being given too much feed. This leads to unnecessarily high feed costs. And finally, you can accurately predict the end weights to avoid sanctions from the slaughterhouse.

Insight into activity

Because it registers how many times the animals are weighed, an automatic animal weighing system also gives insight into animal activity. A sudden reduction in activity is likely to indicate that something is wrong. Early intervention is recommended because reduced activity can lead to feet problems, a reduced feed and water intake and ultimately lower growth. An early warning generated by your animal weighing system can avoid these issues.

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Our products for automatic animal weighing

  • Lumina 47, suitable for two weighing scales in one house for broilers and turkeys
  • 747, suitable for a maximum of eight weighing scales in a maximum of eight houses, with separate programs for weighing rearers, broilers, parent animals and turkeys
  • Weighing scale
  • Turkey weighing scale

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