Suguna Poultry Farm has now launched its first
environment-controlled (EC) commercial broiler sheds in Madurai district,
The sheds, each with a capacity of 32,000 birds, will be used to grow
broiler chicken in the same way as is done in developed countries.
It is reported that the entire system in the sheds is automated through
advanced climate control system. Additionally, the feeding and watering systems
are also automated, thus enabling the entire farm to be operated and controlled
from a single computer-based system.
â€œThe EC shed is one such step in using technology for better productivity,
hygiene and safety,â€ said the company MD, B. Soundrarajan. There are now plans
to develop more of these sheds across the country.
Soundrarajan states that these EC sheds would help improve feed conversion
ratio, better quality bird meat, increased productivity and health of the
chicken, reduced mortality, one extra batch (or cycle) per year per shed, and a
system-controlled farm with ability to store and retrieve records up to 5