FOOTPAD INSPECTION SYSTEM

 

  • Consistent grading, results not influenced by human interpretation.
     

  • Grading based on absolute and reproducible critical limits, no daily or weekly learning procedures required, virtually maintenance free operation.
     

  • More than 90% of the flock is inspected instead of a limited sample size.
     

  • Reliable grading of feet at high line speeds.
     

  • Results are shown real time and stored digital without manual interference.
     

  • The system can store a predefined amount of images per flock.
     

  • Reduces working time for the inspection of the feet.

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Footpad lesions are considered an important indicative parameter for broiler welfare and the systematic assessment of the occurrence ratio of footpad lesions in processed flocks is becoming part of regulations in many countries.

 

In many processing facilities this monitoring is done by a manual time consuming check of two random samples of 50 feet each.

A specially trained employee then scores the feet based on the Swedish score card. However, this manual check can result in inconsistencies in grading as a result of human interpretation. Furthermore, the sample size is too small to give a good statistical representation of the flock and can therefore not be used as valid feedback and control mechanism.