Greengage ALIS lighting platform installed at world-class avian research centre in Scotland

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One of the world’s largest research facilities for improving avian health and welfare, opened in summer 2019.

The Allermuir Avian Innovation, Research and Skills Centre is close to Easter Bush Campus, home of the Roslin Insitute, SRUC and Greengage’s office in the Roslin Innovation Centre.

ALIS Barn Lamps, Greengage’s flag-ship LED lamp for poultry and pig farming, were installed in one of the units together with power and control products, ALIS Power Hubs and DTD Controller. ALIS lighting platform is designed to simulate daylight cycles, essential for poultry production while delivering productivity, welfare and operational benefits to the farmer.

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ALIS installed at Allermuir Avian Innovation and Skills Centre managed by SRUC near Edinburgh, Scotland.
ALIS Power Hubs generate the induction power for the ALIS lamps.
Automatic and manual light cycles are managed using the DTD Controller.

Matt Kealey, Greengage’s Director of Sales and Marketing, said:

“We are delighted our ALIS lighting platform is installed at SRUC’s Allermuir Avian Innovation, Research and Skills Centre. We wish the team every success in their projects at this world-class facility for avian research.”

The centre’s barns, which are similar to those used in commercial production globally, will be used for new and ground-breaking research. Enhancing gut health with pioneering antimicrobials is one of the first projects to be undertaken by the team which is hoped to expand to around 35.

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) own and manage the skills centre and is co-funded by CIEL (Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock), Scottish Funding Council and Innovate UK.

Left to right: CI EL chief executive Lyndsay Chapman, Mike Cantlay, CI EL chairman Tim Bennett, Lord Henley, Professor Powell, and Dr Jos Houdijk, SRUC Professor of Animal Nutrition and Health.

Lord Henley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy who opened the centre on 6 June 2019 said:

“It’s great to see investment like this in new agri-tech facilities, which will help the sector to innovate and create the highly-skilled jobs of the future. Through our Agri-Tech Strategy and our modern Industrial Strategy, this government has invested more than £250 million to help transform food production in the UK for the better.”

Professor Wayne Powell, Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, said:

“The Allermuir Avian Innovation and Skills Centre will be of huge benefit to Scotland, the United Kingdom and globally. The people and facilities based here will help attract research investment from across the world.”

Summer 2019 also sees Greengage release new biosensors, ALIS Sense, that clip onto the same induction power cabling for the ALIS Barn Lamp and monitor vocalisations, distribution, ammonia, CO2, heat, temperature, humidity and light. Farmers’ receive sensor data and alerts via their computer or mobile device.

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