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MTI Wireless Edge antennas help farmers in being more efficient and reduce farm expenditures

Improving Geese egg laying efficiency by using RFID systems in geese incubation precision systems

 

Written by David Shani, V.P. of Marketing and Sales at MTI Wireless Edge

 

Introduction

 

Many farmers grow cattle, poultry and other livestock for producing milk, eggs, meat and other agricultural goods, without the ability of measuring the efficiency of each individual animal. Having the ability to trace each individual animal and measure its efficiency can save farmers a lot of time and money in feeding and caring after inefficient and non productive individuals.

 

By using Sirit RFID systems with MTI Wireless Edge antennas installed by RiTAG, farmers growing geese in Taiwan managed to increase their egg production efficiency by almost 30%.

 

 

The goals

 

The Purposes of this application were:

1. Identify the geese which do not lay eggs

2. Track the number of eggs each individual goose lays

3. Track specific egg-laying habits

 

 

System description

 

The system is based on:

1. Reader: Sirit/IN 510 Reader

2. Antenna: MTI Wireless/MT-262006

3. I/O Module: Litum

4. Photo sensor: Fotek

5. Goose cage: RiTag

6. Goose Tag: RiTag

Testing Period: 2 years 

 


Fig – 1: Geese henhouse

 

 

 

Fig – 2: Geese henhouse

 

 

 

Fig – 3: Sirit RFID system

 

 

 

 

Fig – 4: MTI Wireless Edge RFID antenna

 

 

 

 

Fig – 5: The henhouse is ready for the geese

 

 

 

Fig – 6: The henhouse is ready for the geese

 

 

Results

 

By using this system we found:

1.       That 27.09% of the geese do not lay eggs at all

2.       The individual geese which do not lay eggs at all

3.       The geese were categorized into three categories by how many eggs each individual animal lays (High, Mid, Low)

4.       Geese tend to lay eggs at night

 

 

Summary and conclusions

 

By using an RFID system with MTI Wireless Edge antennas, we allow farmers to identify non productive animals, increasing the farm efficiency and reducing expenditures wasted on non productive individual animals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Shani - VP Int'l Sales & Marketing

MTI Wireless Edge (AIM: MWE)

11 Hamelacha St, Rosh Ha'ayin 48091, Israel

Tel: +972-3-900-8900 Ext: 352

Fax: +972-3-900-8901/2

Mobile: +972-54-7939906

Email: david.shani@mtiwe.com

 

You are invited to visit our web site: http://www.mtiwe.com

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