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Development of Image Processing Technique for Monitoring of Layer Rearing

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Paper number  053119,  2005 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.19100) @2005
Authors:   D. I. Chang, S. S. Lim, S. Y. Zheng, S. J. Lee
Keywords:   Layer, Multi-tier layer battery, Monitoring systems, Image processing

The objectives of this study were to develop an image processing algorithm for finding the sick or the dead layers(SDL) rearing in the multi-tier layer battery, which is a core technology of remote monitoring systems for layers, and to test the performance of algorithm developed in the experimental poultry housing. Based on the literature study and experiment, the standing up of layer was set as a criterion for judging layers whether sick or dead. Then, by the criterion set, an algorithm was developed. The image processing algorithm developed was tested how well it could find SDL at the experimental poultry housing. Test results showed that its monitoring correctness of layers standing up in the cages having all healthy layers was 92%, and 96% in the cages having SDL. Therefore, it would be concluded that the image processing algorithm developed in this study was well suited to the purpose of development.

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