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Introduction


MimicTec

Giving chicks the best start to life

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Introduction


MimicTec

Giving chicks the best start to life

 

In an Egg Shell

MimicTec has developed the PeckTec© system to direct the natural pecking behaviour of chicks, encouraging them to eat and drink earlier and more often.

The patented PeckTec© product clips onto feeders and drinkers in commercial poultry sheds and is designed to improve the feed use efficiency, weight gain variation and welfare of commercial meat chickens.

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PeckTec's Impact


"By 2050, the earth’s population is projected to reach 9 billion. Food suply will need to increase by 60% to meet global demand." -StartUp Australia

PeckTec's Impact


"By 2050, the earth’s population is projected to reach 9 billion. Food suply will need to increase by 60% to meet global demand." -StartUp Australia

PeckTec’s Impact

Feed Conversion Ratio

Feed can be up to 60% of livestock farmers’ costs. PeckTec© gets chicks eating earlier and more often; this makes them more efficient with feed over their life.

From our recent trial of two 25,000 bird sheds it is estimated that chicks reared with PeckTec© have a feed conversion ratio between 5-10% better than birds reared without the system. That means that the chicks reared with PeckTec© less feed to achieve the same weight. Even for farms contracted to a poultry processor who may not pay for feed directly, heavy emphasis is placed on optimising feed efficiency.


Weight Gain and Variation

By enabling chicks to eat earlier and more often, they also gain more weight more evenly. On average, the chicks reared with PeckTec© were between 2% and 3% larger than the chicks reared without PeckTec©.

That equated to 2,000 kilograms more chicken from the same shed.

The chicks reared with PeckTec© also had 5 times less weight variation.


Ease of Use and Return on Investment

PeckTec does not require any changes to your farming practices or existing infrastructure. The system can stay in sheds between batches and cleaned with all other equipment. Installing the PeckTec© system into your shed creates bigger birds using less feed.

Because of this, it is expected that the PeckTec© system has a return on investment of 3 years.