ATLANTA — Nov. 14, 2024 — Advances in digital technologies and innovation could dramatically transform the poultry industry over the coming years, improving bird health and welfare and improving productivity and profit. “I’ve now substituted innovation for digital because I think we’ve moved past digital,” said Poultry Tech Summit keynote speaker, Gordon Butland, director, G&S Agriconsultant.

Poultry Tech Summit 2023 was hosted by WATT Global Media and Poultry Future on Nov. 6-8, 2023, at the Hilton Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. The Summit was well-attended by a global audience with professionals from 18 countries representing a vast array of companies including Agrimesh Technologies, Alltech, Amick Farms, AudioT, Butterball, Cargill, Claxton Poultry, Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch, Perdue Foods, Pilgrim’s Pride, Smarte Automation, Texas Tech University, Versova and many others.

“Poultry Tech Summit is an important opportunity for industry leaders to strategize on overcoming the challenges in poultry production to improve poultry health and productivity in the coming years,” said Terrence O’Keefe, content director, WATT Global Media. “By attending, participants were able to learn about new technologies and to provide feedback that can help speed the development and implementation of these innovations to economically solve some of the poultry industry’s biggest challenges.”

Poultry Tech Summit connected researchers, inventors and start-up companies with technology experts, financiers and venture capitalists searching for new projects to fund. The diverse agenda featured more than 20 innovation and technology presentations in the categories of data and artificial intelligence, life sciences, robotics and automation, and food safety.

Topics included chick vent sexing using AI to reduce labor, how precision farming can streamline poultry operations, virtual reality to revamp poultry processing’s workforce, how CRISPR helps producers find Salmonella serovars on the farm, using IoT data to drive economic value and performance on broiler sites, and much more.

The agenda also featured four in-depth panel discussions on technology and the future of HPAI control, plus the challenges and technical solutions for egg production, poultry processing and meat bird production. Additionally, attendees had abundant opportunities to network and exchange ideas throughout the Summit.

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