Greengage helps to fund research which links chicks vocalisations to welfare

Greengage Lighting Ltd. has helped to fund independent scientific research which highlights the benefits of being able to monitor birds and their environment in real time, for welfare and performance.

A study funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in an Innovate UK partnership with Greengage Lighting Ltd. has shown that acoustic data from chicks could be used to identify welfare problems.

A team of researchers from the University of Plymouth, University of Roehampton, SRUC and Newcastle University collected acoustic data from chicks in 12 commercial flocks.  Analysis of this data showed that distress calling could be clearly picked up above the usual background noise of the farm. This makes it possible to identify in real-time, potential