Is AI in The Future of Egg Production?
Before long, the smartest entity in your egg house will be a machine – if it isn't already. Robotics are here now, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the horizon. What would AI be able to do that you cannot?
A lot, of course. Egg grading on shell quality is the first to come to mind. Machines are already sorting out dirty eggs from the production line at the earliest possible stage.
New technology is becoming available to detect cracks in eggs, as well as shell strength. Egg producers will be able to shift average hen's egg production to industrial use "on the fly."
As with many industries – and certainly agriculture – the more data you have, the more power you have to influence your protein's output. And with cloud storage, you can have access to unlimited data.
AI brings the ability for the machines to learn and anticipate or predict problems and successes. This type of partner in the egg house can get two-week advance notice. Scientists are teaching machines to recognize any sounds of distress or discomfort to monitor bird well-being.
Here is a potential list of how AI can be a valuable partner in the future of egg production:
- Early detection of disease
- Disease diagnosis
- Feed formulation adapted to increase output (like precision ag production)
- Compare results across multiple sites
- Predict trends in your production