Poultry producers can prevent heat stress at their fingertips

Researchers at the University of Georgia are using artificial intelligence to prevent heat stress in poultry.

In the south, up to 3 percent of bird deaths happen during transportation due to heat and humidity. They say the end goal is an app that will allow producers and transporters to evaluate conditions like airflow, heat production, ambient temperature, and relative humidity before transporting the animals.

They hope to couple that information with redesigned fan systems to keep birds safe and healthy. USDA gave the University $600,000 for the research.