Four years after it launched its first robot for poultry producers, French agri-tech company Tibot Technologies has released a new model called the T-Moov. The design has been revamped based on the experiences of 200 farmers that currently use its Spoutnic robot.
The robot’s purpose is to keep birds moving around the shed, and T-Moov circulates continuously to stimulate the birds’ natural activity. The manufacturers said this reduces the requirements for the farmer to walk the sheds, and also reduces stress among the birds thereby improving their health.
As in many sectors, robots has been used in poultry farming for several years now.
Nest training requires the farmer to make 8 to 10 trips per day to make their poultry move. Farmers can therefore devote more time to their work and to monitoring their animals.
By making the animals move, the robot contributes to better poultry behaviour, which results in up to a 50% reduction in feather pecking and well-managed flocks. The T-Moov also plays a variety of sounds, contributing to creating a better environment.