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Smart, Embedded & Effective Solution for Conventional, Small-Scale Poultry Farming System

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D. P. H. Kashmira ,

CINEC Campus Millennium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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T. De Silva,

CINEC Campus Millennium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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Department of Information Technology
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N. Pollwaththage

CINEC Campus Millennium Drive, IT Park, Malabe, LK
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Department of Information Technology
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Abstract

In Sri Lanka, most poultry industries are still managing poultry houses using conventional methods. Thus, the manpower utilization is drastically increased due to this issue, hence, utilized manpower and efficiency is very limited. However, the consumer demand towards the poultry outcome is enhancing day-by-day. Therefore, farmers are looking for advanced technologies to maximize efficiency, productivity, and profitability while reducing the operating costs. Thus, the project is focused on developing a smart and embedded poultry farming system to monitor and control small-scale farming conditions. The integrations of the sensor network and GSM/ GPRS network is implemented to control and remotely monitor environmental parameters (temperature, humidity, and light intensity), watering system, and an egg incubator. If there are undesired variations in the above factors, the system will automatically initiate necessary actions to prevent the bad effect. Also, a warning message is sent through the GSM module to the registered mobile number. Thus, the farmer is able to notify internal changes as soon as possible. Meanwhile, the farmer is able to monitor the status via web applications and mobile applications, and owner can update threshold levels through the mobile application. The automated incubator with an egg moving mechanism is effective for small-scale farmers who are incubating a low quantity of eggs. Thus, the system will help for enhancing animal welfare, food safety, efficiency, hatchability, productivity, and profitability while reducing labor utilization and operating costs.
How to Cite: Kashmira DPH, De Silva T, Pollwaththage N. Smart, Embedded & Effective Solution for Conventional, Small-Scale Poultry Farming System. CINEC Academic Journal. 2021;5(1):169–84. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/caj.v5i1.86
Published on 05 Jan 2021.
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