Smart farming to feed the world
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Caption: LIVEQuest: A self-contained wearable Internet-of-Things System for Precision Livestock Agriculture
Dr Yue Gao, Queen Mary University of London and Professor Zhixun Xie, Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute, China
In a chicken farm, thousands of chickens are eating the feed in neat rows of tiered cages.
In neat rows of modernized cages, hundreds of chickens stick their heads out to eat the feed with functioning exhaust fan in the background.
Speaker (Prof Zhixun Xie)：
In the future decade, the production and consumption of animal products will increase by over 40%.
But producing quality poultry product could face many challenges.
For example, outbreak of infectious diseases, increasing cultivation cost and better welfare for animals.
In the past 2 years, together with the research team of Queen Mary University of London,
We have developed the LIVEQuest system.
This system can automatically monitor the harmful factors in henhouses,
Such as temperature anomaly, ammonia and carbon dioxide content.
The system can provide us a real-time monitoring and management platform,
So we can take measures in time to reduce the negative effect of harmful factors on poultry.
Our test has proved that by adopting LIVEquest system, we can reduce the cost and death rate of poultry farms by 5%.
Professor Zhixun XIE is speaking in front of the camera in a classroom. Caption: rofessor Zhixun Xie, Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute, China
A researcher is pouring feed into the chicken feeder troughs of neat rows of cages;
Two eggs in the cage with moving chicken feet in the back.
The chicken waterer is dripping;
A rooster raises it head to drink water;
Two researchers put the feed into the chicken feeder trough;
Professor Zhixun XIE is speaking in front of the camera in a classroom;
Professor Zhixun XIE put the feed into the chicken feeder trough along the cages;
Professor Zhixun XIE takes an egg out of the chicken cage;
Professor Zhixun XIE stacks layers of eggs and walk towards the camera;
Professor Zhixun Xie takes the phone out of the pocket;
Professor Zhixun XIE swipes open the phone and monitors the chicken house environment;
His finger swipes the screen for information.
Professor Zhixun XIE is speaking in front of the camera in a classroom.
Speaker (Prof Zhixun Xie): The system can provide basis for accurate prevention and control measures for enterprises and government.
We hope to conduct more China-UK cooperation with Newton funding.
So we can promote our outcome in ASEAN and the Belt and Road countries,
Extending our benefit economically and ecologically and creating a better future for both animal and mankind.
We hope human and animals can live in harmony.
Animals will enjoy a better welfare while human have better and safer animal products.
Professor Zhixun Xie is lecturing and pointing at the screen with laser pointer;
Students from different countries are listening and nodding;
Professor Zhixun Xie is speaking towards students;
Students from different countries sit in front of the table and listen to Professor Zhixun Xie in front of the projected screen.
Students from different countries and Professor Zhixun Xie applaud.
Students from different countries are applauding and smiling.
Professor Zhixun Xie shakes hands with a foreign student. They take a photo holding a blue certificate of “Department of International Cooperation of Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China”
Professor Zhixun Xie is speaking in front of the camera with a poster in the background.
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Directed，Filmed，Edited by Manman Yang
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