Automation and management
All agricultural entrepreneurs want to be in full control of all the processes in their poultry houses by means of a made-to-measure total solution, one which is either completely or partially automated. The animals are naturally the key focus and should therefore be kept under optimum growing and living conditions.
Extreme temperature differences are the main challenge that can be addressed by climate control to prevent either heat (stress) and cold (draught) from leading to higher mortality among animals. Combi ventilation is a tried-and-tested ventilation concept that is appropriate to virtually all climate zones all over the world.
Fast and effective ventilation. Introducing lots of fresh outside air, at low air speeds, to achieve an optimum air quality and minimal temperature differences in the poultry house. Cross ventilation is a ventilation principle that enables this, provided that the poultry house is not too wide and does not contain any 'obstacles' (e.g. cages or nest boxes).
Equal pressure ventilation
Free-range houses with access to open-air runs are on the rise all over the world. The experiences of layer farmers, as well as advice from climate specialists, have taught us that free range housing where the poultry can go outside is better when equipped with an equal pressure ventilation system. The equal pressure ventilation concept is based on equal pressure inside and outside the animal house.
Natural ventilation is the most straightforward ventilation concept. It is ventilation based on temperature differences and the natural chimney effect in the animal house. Hot air rises up to leave the house through an opening in the ridge. A control mechanism enables the amount of air that should be removed to be controlled. Contrary to mechanical ventilation, no exhaust fans are used for natural ventilation.
Conditioning (cooling or heating) the air enables the distribution of air in the house, and the climate in the house, to become less dependent on the outside conditions. The AeroX air-water heat exchanger is installed near the air inlet on the outside of the house. Through the packages of plastic tubes the fresh outside air is drawn into the house. Water that has assumed the temperature of the groundwater flows through these tubes.
Traditional floor housing
In traditional floor housing, the flock of broilers is in a large space on the floor. Floor housing is commonly characterised by air inlets in the two side walls. Traditional floor housing is the most frequently used housing system for broilers worldwide. This tried-and-tested floor housing system can be seen as the basic housing system or the starting point for all other types of poultry houses.
Information and control of your animals feed consumption. Improving your animals feed conversion. Information about possible feed consumption anomalies. Information about your animals health. The right amount of feed fed to the animals in the house, at the right times. Daily information about feed consumption, water consumption, feed costs and animal weights that gives you a clear view of your animals performance and well-being.
Although the agricultural industry works with many different suppliers, many livestock farmers have no idea whether the quality of the products and resources supplied to their farm are actually the best options for their farm. Nor do they have any idea as to what is going on at other farms. Due to this lack of information, many decisions are still based on past experience, intuition and gut feeling. Livestock farmers inspect their animal houses to see if any animals have failed to grow sufficiently or are sick. They take the necessary measures based on what they see. Instinctively, and using the figures for their farm, they know if their animals have done well, but they do not know how their farm is doing compared to other farms. But you don’t have to be doing badly to make improvements. Collecting data and sharing it easily is a means to help them optimise their farm results. Any non-conformities are easily brought to light by means of economic and animal-related figures. Sharing data within the value chain enables the quality of incoming products to be checked and controlled