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Guest editorial

by

Vincent Guyonnet, DVM, Ph.D.

Big data: connecting the
chicken and the egg
Adoption of the internet of things by the egg industry
will unleash a wealth of information and faster, more accurate
management, benefiting producers and consumers.

W

ith the rapid development of the internet
of things (IoT), where things - devices,
sensors, actuators - are connected to the
internet to help us turn information into actions, should
we reconsider the never-resolved question - which
was connected first, the chicken or the egg?
By 2050, the average farm is forecast to generate
4.1 million data points through the use of IoT sensors
and devices. 
The development of 5G technology will soon allow
us to add many more sensors in our hen houses or on the
range, allowing the remote monitoring of temperature, air
flow, water pressure, ammonia level, health and behavior
in predefined sections of a flock environment. Agriculture,
however, like many other sectors, is struggling to make
the most of the data collected by farmers on a daily basis,
while there is so much wealth that remains dormant. 
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) - the type that
you really want to bring onto your farms - will soon
allow us to improve data mining and analysis, leading to
better decision-making processes and faster responses to
challenges such as disease and animal welfare. 
Some companies have already developed the
concept of the connected cow and sheep, and hens
could be next. Precision farming will change egg
production, allowing for better resource and asset
use, improved productivity, reduced labor and it

It is now possible to know how many eggs are in
your refrigerator and how close they are to useby date simply by using your phone. Vincent Guyonnet
will, hopefully, change the demographic of farming,
bringing younger generations to the sector. Overall,
connected hens will contribute to a smarter, more
sustainable egg sector, caring more effectively than
ever before for hens, people and the planet.

Value of transparency
Blockchain is likely our digital connection between the
hens on the farm and the eggs on our plate. Designed as
a platform to store and make visible to all the various
aspects of the egg value chain, ranging from information

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Contents
Editor’s Comment
Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
Advertisers’ Index
Marketplace
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Contents
Poultry International - August 2019 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - August 2019 - 3
Poultry International - August 2019 - Japan’s poultry production continues to grow
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 6
Poultry International - August 2019 - 7
Poultry International - August 2019 - Italian consumers purchasing higher-value eggs
Poultry International - August 2019 - 9
Poultry International - August 2019 - SPACE to focus on many issues facing agriculture
Poultry International - August 2019 - 11
Poultry International - August 2019 - Big data: connecting the chicken and the egg
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 15
Poultry International - August 2019 - To meet cage-free pledges, US industry will need to grow 3 times faster
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 19
Poultry International - August 2019 - Mexico’s poultry industry growing despite uncertainty
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 23
Poultry International - August 2019 - UK poultry research facility opens with unique advantages
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Working toward a better understanding of poultry dysbiosis
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 4 major additives that replace antibiotics with success
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Poultry International - August 2019 - 33
Poultry International - August 2019 - How to avoid bottlenecks when packing processed poultry
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Poultry International - August 2019 - Marketplace
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