PILOT 5.4 Transparent Supply Chain in the Poultry Industry
The supply chain in the poultry industry is well developed with several stakeholders involved. However, there is a lack of information about chicken wellbeing, medical treatment, feeding patterns etc., which is required by stakeholders, especially consumers. Even if some of this information is available, it is isolated and lacks an integrated overview of the complete supply chain, from the breeding process to retail and consumers.
Providing insights into the whole meat production process including information from all the involved stakeholders is a key challenge. Information about each step of chicken production, from feed intake, medical treatments, conditions provided during the production, resources used, feed origin etc. must be collected and recorded, enabling a transparent supply chain.
This pilot focuses on the supply part of the poultry industry. It will enable information sharing about animal wellbeing and resources used during production, thus creating the basis of a transparent supply chain.
DNET’s poultryNET platform will be used for gathering data from the breeding process perspective, including the amount of feed. Inputs and feedback from the farmer will be used to improve and validate the functionality. The outputs of poultryNET will be combined with information provided by fleet management systems from transport companies delivering the feed and transporting chicken.
The pilot will investigate the required granularity of data to be collected, its lifespan, as well as technical implications of processing such potentially large amounts of data. A blockchain-based data exchange protocol (OriginTrail) will be used to ensure trust and transparency between actors and integrity of the data exchanged in the value chain.
The pilot will deliver increased transparency of the complete supply chain, providing trustworthy information to consumers about the production process.
Pilot projects run under pilot cluster five:
Pilot 5.1 - Disease prediction and supply chain transparency for orchards/vineyards
Disease prediction and supply chain transparency for orchards/vineyards
Pest and disease appearance as well as their spread is one of the main problems in fruit and grape production. Disease control is usually based on experience instead of hard facts, although prediction models are available.
Pilot 5.2 - Farm of Things in Extensive Cattle Holdings
Farm of Things in Extensive Cattle Holdings
Current production environments for dairy and related products suffer from problems in relation to the lack of information from farms about animal well-being, crop and soil properties, inaccuracy of animal details such as animal identification and lack of transparent production processes.
Pilot 5.3 - Pollination Optimisation in Apiculture
Pollination Optimisation in Apiculture
Honeybees, mainly Apis mellifera, remain the most economically valuable pollinators of crop monocultures worldwide. Yields of some fruit, seed and nut crops decrease by more than 90% without these pollinators (Klein, 2007).
Pilot 5.4 - Transparent Supply Chain in the Poultry Industry
Transparent Supply Chain in the Poultry Industry
The supply chain in the poultry industry is well developed with several stakeholders involved. However, there is a lack of information about chicken wellbeing, medical treatment, feeding patterns etc.