Birds Eye Robotics, a pioneering company in poultry robotics technology, has been granted a $650,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This significant funding milestone highlights the company’s dedication to revolutionizing the poultry industry through advanced robotics.
“As the demand for poultry continues to grow, it is crucial to find ways to support growers with appropriate technology. Birds Eye Robotics is in an excellent position to capitalize on robotics in live production, and with this grant, we can accelerate this process,” stated Dusty Reynolds, the president of Birds Eye Robotics.
With the challenges of expanding farm sizes and labor demands, American chicken farmers have long grappled with the need for solutions. Traditionally, manual labor is required to navigate barns, stimulate flocks, and ensure their well-being.
Birds Eye Robotics aims to address this issue with their groundbreaking innovation, the Caretaker Robot. This fully autonomous in-barn solution not only reduces labor costs but also enhances bird welfare and performance. Thanks to the support from the USDA, Birds Eye Robotics is now collaborating with leading poultry integrators to optimize barn and animal management through precision poultry management.
Commercial poultry farmers, along with their trusted advisors, have witnessed significant improvements in feed conversion ratio when implementing the Caretaker Robot. Birds Eye Robotics envisions bringing the forefront of precision agricultural technology to an industry that has often been overlooked.
With the implementation of the Caretaker Robot, poultry farmers looking to expand their operations can now do so confidently. In the upcoming months, Birds Eye Robotics plans to launch units as part of commercial agreements with some of the most prominent poultry integrators in the United States.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. What is the purpose of the Birds Eye Robotics Caretaker Robot?
The Caretaker Robot by Birds Eye Robotics is designed to revolutionize the poultry industry by providing a fully autonomous in-barn solution for managing barns and ensuring the welfare and performance of the birds.
2. How does the Caretaker Robot benefit poultry farmers?
The Caretaker Robot helps poultry farmers by reducing labor costs, enhancing bird welfare, and improving performance. It brings precision agricultural technology to an industry that has traditionally faced challenges in these areas.
3. What support has Birds Eye Robotics received for their innovative technology?
Birds Eye Robotics has received a $650,000 Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). They have also garnered investment from various sources, including Invest Nebraska, Innova Ag Innovation Fund, and Grit Road Partners, among others.