A new precision farming solution for poultry farmers has been developed through a partnership between Truro agri-tech business Glas Data and Cumbria-based poultry software specialist Eggbase.

The smart poultry sensors will allow egg producers, pullet rearers and broiler growers to monitor poultry housing conditions with greater accuracy. The sensors will gather key data about bird welfare and behaviour including temperature, humidity, sound and ammonia levels. Water, electricity and feed usage can also be monitored.

Eggbase MD, Anne Fleck, said: “We are delighted to have teamed up with Glas Data to offer Smart Poultry Sensors. Now is the perfect time for the poultry industry to embrace and exploit the power of our cloud-based data and sensor solutions to the benefit of bird welfare.”

Data from the sensors can be viewed on the go, on Glas Data’s cloud-based GlasCore dashboard.

Glas-Data co founder Colin Phillipson, added: “The system can also send out real-time alerts by email or text message, allowing bird welfare and behaviour to be monitored more closely and ensuring immediate action is taken if issues are identified.”