Date :17 January 2021

The outbreak of CVID-19 has increased the use of automation in the poultry industry

Chicken meat processing companies around the world seem to be trying to increase their production speed for the post-pandemic period of COVID-19 by using automation systems.

Certainly accelerating the automation process in this sector can improve the food security of people around the world. But note that this process also has costs that in some cases make them inaccessible under the current recession.

Although the outbreak of COVID-19 has highlighted the benefits of using automation systems around the world, the current recession is also limiting investment in this sector.

Meanwhile, some companies are trying to use such systems to improve the shortcomings created by creating social distances.

According to published statistics, it seems that the sales of some companies active in the automation of the poultry industry have increased several times after the outbreak of COVID-19.

However, assessments show that countries such as the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as the most important sites for the production of poultry products in the world in terms of automation, lag behind other countries in Northern Europe or Japan. The decline in the production of these countries, especially in recent months, indicates that they do not use such systems.

Finally, it seems that strategic planning in the field of robotic equipment and automation in the poultry industry requires more research.

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