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Small’s tech touch


Added 13 March 2018


Akil Small adjusting the automated waterer to the height of his broilers. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

Akil Small is using technology to redefine the poultry industry.

He wants to prove that small-scale farms could be just as sophisticated as large enterprises, and that young people could apply and incorporate scientific knowledge in their agro-businesses.

The 28-year-old paramedic – the son of veteran calypsonian Ras Iley – has installed an automated poultry nipple waterer in his 50 x 25-foot coop.

He is now saving towards an automated chicken feeder to control with his phone by means of WiFi. (SB)




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