Asger Petersen from the marshland in the southwestern corner of Denmark has been producing chickens for nearly twenty years. Eight years ago, Asger changed to organic with outdoor runs. Asger produces 60,000 organic chickens per crop. All birds are “slow
growing” birds so at day 65 the weight is only 2.2 kilos.
From consultant to farmer
–For many years I was a consultant in the feed industry. Since I became a poultry farmer myself, I have seen a lot of changes within the industry. The biggest impact on the industry was the introduction of the foot pad lesions scores in 2002. They were a challenge to many of my colleagues, but my scores were always low so I was never sanctioned. Basically, it is a matter of keeping the litter dry to get low scores and with my ventilation system from DACS, I have the tools to keep it dry.