Summit’s work for poultry producers is a perfect example of how we use innovation and creative engineering to come up with game-changing, hunger-eradicating solutions. Right now, we’re creating facilities that do the impossible: mass producing poultry in a cage-free environment that positively impacts stress levels, feed consumption and survival rates.
An Innovative Approach
Here’s the conundrum: while society and the government want cage-free birds, only a small percentage of the population can afford them. The only way to decrease costs is to significantly and humanely raise the numbers of birds per facility.
Layers: By building in multiple layers instead of one, birds can have ample room to fly, walk and change position – all in one building.
Control Systems: The key to a healthy bird population is a healthy environment, and the key to creating that environment is state-of-the-art control systems.
- Temperature, humidity and CO2 monitors
- Cooling cells
- Environmental zones
- Feed monitoring
These systems and the information they provide are good for the birds and your business.
- Creates a more comfortable environment
- Reduces bird stress
- Increases feedings
- Allows for early illness detection
- Provides greater insight into overhead and animal costs
Our “smart buildings” also allow for off-site command centers, so the facility owner can monitor all of his buildings and bird health from one central location.