Tag Archives: live-animal measurements

Pragmatic Rebalancing: “Efficiency” and the Next 50 Years

The weather has been beautiful here in Central Illinois…moderate and dry.  Our turkeys will be seven weeks old tomorrow and are doing quite well.  The last of the barn swallows departed… Their melody has been replaced by the harmonic, mechanical … Continue reading

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Least Common Denominator? Come On, People!

Our turkeys continue to grow rapidly.  We transferred them from the brooder house to grow-out buildings.  It’s a slow, tedious job… we have learned over the years there is no magic formula for herding and moving four-week old turkeys. Creating … Continue reading

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What Happens in Peoria

Our baby turkeys are no longer babies. Seventeen days old today – growing rapidly, nearly full-feathered, and rambunctious. The high heat had minor consequences the first week (mostly on this producer’s comfort).  Ventilation was difficult, yet constantly walking through the birds … Continue reading

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What Lacuna Will Do

The weather turned cooler…. the turkeys fared well.  The giant buffalo gnats swarming outside my office (and occasionally inside) seem comparatively easy to deal with…. In a previous post we compared flock-level assessment (the current industry standard) to the potential … Continue reading

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Live-Animal Performance Evaluation

Lacuna Technologies is developing a new tool for assessing live animal welfare, also known as animal state of being (ASB).  Our system will record individual, live-animal measurements during the loading of the animals at the farms, as well as during … Continue reading

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