Although the broiler industry is one of the fastest growing industry in the Philippines, it still lacks the process of automation. Thus, this study sought to develop an automatic drinking system for broiler production that can monitor, control, record water quality and environmental data parameter. An automated drinking system was designed using the Arduino microcontroller and other electronic components for initial and actual field testing. The initial testing included the calibration and functionality of the system. After which, the system was tested for brooding and near harvest stage at a small broiler house set-up in San Rafael, Bulacan. Water quality parameters, such as the temperature, pH, and turbidity were measured in the study. Results showed that the annual cost difference of broiler production favored the utilization of the automated drinking system, rather than of manual labor. The study recommends that the automated drinking system be tested to larger broiler houses, with an additional alarm system through GSM. Furthermore, monitoring and recording via the internet can improve the automated system.
Debbie Butch Pequeña, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Arthur Fajardo, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Omar Zubia, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Roger Luyun Jr., University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
Stream: Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth
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