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1. (CA2611773) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED FEEDER OPERATION

Office : Canada
Application Number: 2611773 Application Date: 26.06.2006
Publication Number: 2611773 Publication Date: 04.01.2007
Publication Kind : A1
Prior PCT appl.: Application Number:US2006024837 ; Publication Number: Click to see the data
IPC:
A01K 1/00
A01K 1/10
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
K
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
1
Housing animals; Equipment therefor
A HUMAN NECESSITIES
01
AGRICULTURE; FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; HUNTING; TRAPPING; FISHING
K
ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; CARE OF BIRDS, FISHES, INSECTS; FISHING; REARING OR BREEDING ANIMALS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR; NEW BREEDS OF ANIMALS
1
Housing animals; Equipment therefor
10
Feed racks
CPC:
A01K 5/02
A01K 1/10
A01K 39/01
A01K 39/0125
Applicants: CTB, INC.
Inventors: COLE, THEODORE J.
KREGER, LIONEL L.
BIRD, CHARLES R.
LORTON, BRAD
CHRISTENSON, BOB
WILSON, KEN
VAN KESSEL, FRANS GEURTS
HAENEN, MARTIN
Priority Data: 60/694,179 27.06.2005 US
Title: (EN) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATED FEEDER OPERATION
(FR) PROCEDE ET APPAREIL DESTINES A UN DISPOSITIF D'ALIMENTATION AUTOMATISE
Abstract:
(EN) A system and method are provided which allows for brood gates in feeders to be completely open upon the introduction of a flock of poultry thereto in order to present a high feed level within a pan member, and then to be automatically controlled to incrementally change the size and position of the brood gate to lower the feed level within a pan member over time as the birds grow. The system includes an electronic controller which is preprogrammed to set different positions at which the brood gate should be at different times. Software within the electronic controller implements changes of the position of the brood gate at the appropriate times by sending signals to an actuator which is connected to the feeders. Movement of the actuator causes the changing of size and position of the brood gates.


Also published as:
WO/2007/002601