Livestock Articles

  • The KAHL Crown Expander - a Way out of the Feed Structure Dilemma

    Introduction: For some time now, more and more have turned away worldwide, particularly in Germany, from the hitherto customary fine grinding of pig and poultry feed. For a time, fine grinding was seen as key to achieve high feed conversion rates and good pellet quality with low fines. But today, it is recognised more and more that the vulnerability of our livestock is growing with the ...


    By Amandus Kahl GmbH & Co. KG

  • A Brief Analysis about the Straw Crusher

    The serious pollution of the air during the harvesttime let people realize the importance of rational utilization of straw. The straw crusher can crush the corn stalk, peanut shells and bean stalk etc, which are agricultural waste. By doing this can avoid the waste of the crop straw but also protect the environment and effectively develop the renewable energy. 1. The Working Principle of straw ...

  • How to Achieve High Quality Feed Pellets

    How to Achieve High Quality Feed Pellets For an independent feed pellet mill company that sells to producers, the most challenging issue is to maintain high quality pellets without affecting nutrients. According to our experience, possible ...


    By Amisy Pellet Machinery

  • France: DryExactpro dry feeding system for 1,600 weaners - Case Study

    Big Dutchman pig equipment and feeding systems are used on pig farms in more than 100 countries on all five continents. Naturally, this includes the "End of the Earth", and for good reason: French department no. 29, Finistère, derives its name from the Latin "Finis Terrae" and is the westernmost corner of Brittany, i.e. right where France drops into the Atlantic Ocean. It has much ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Modern egg production with enriched colony systems - Case Study

    Rubén Martínez García, innovative egg producer from the Spanish municipality of San Lorenzo de la Parilla, owns two poultry farms 150 kilometres south west of Madrid. On one of these farm, Martínez García keeps 300,000 laying hens in enriched colony systems. The housing equipment: the Eurovent 2240-EU, a new generation of enriched colony systems developed by the ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • 200,000 laying hens join the European Union - Case Study

    After the dissolution of former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s only few West Balkan countries have not yet become a member of the European Union (EU). These countries still allow keeping laying hens in cages. However, the tendency is to gain EU admittance in the long run. Good examples are the Republic of Serbia, which has already been granted the status of an official candidate for EU membership, ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Iceland: New poultry house for broiler production - Case Study

    There is a good reason why Iceland’s agriculture is dominated by animal husbandry: the island country in Northern Europe has a very unique nature, which is, however, also characterised by lava fields and a harsh climate. Only 1 % of the country’s area is suitable for cultivation, another 19.5 % can be used as pasture.  Poultry production is one branch of Iceland’s ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Poultry growing with Big Dutchman poultry systems - Case Study

    On the occasion of a convincing Open House, Ronny Lange from Osteroda in Brandenburg (Germany) recently inaugurated his four new houses for poultry growing. Approximately 300 people followed his invitation to visit the imposing farm complex of 200,000 bird places in detail. For the poultry systems, Ronny Lange fully relies on the technology supplied by Big Dutchman. Poultry systems: Augermatic ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Well-proven feed pan “Male Pan” wears down the beak naturally - Case Study

    The Verwaest-Mer family from Oud-Turnhout in the Belgian province of Antwerp recently completed two modern houses for broiler breeder management. The barns, each measuring 28 x 100 meters and designed for 22,000 breeders, combine classic Big Dutchman products and innovations in an ideal manner.  One such classic is the chain feeding system, which is the oldest product of the Big ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Cool Eggs - from Markovice in the Czech Republic - Case Study

    About 100 km east of Prague, in Markovice, Unikom a.s. operates a layer farm. Unikom is committed to producing high-quality eggs labelled as “Cool Eggs” (Pohodová vejce), based on the long tradition and modern production on the Markovice farm. Annual production reaches up to 17 million eggs, which are distributed through Unikom’s own ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • China: 30 layer and 12 rearing houses equipped by Big Dutchman - Case Study

    In 1938, the Big Dutchman founders invented the world’s first automatic chain feeder for poultry in the USA. Today, the headquarters of the company are located in Vechta, Germany. In regard to housing and feeding systems, the poultry equipment supplier is considered to be the international market leader: On five continents and in more than 100 countries around the world, Big Dutchman is a ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Electronic sow feeding system

    In 2013, the company Börde Porc GmbH & Co. KG set up a modern sow management farm in one of the most fertile plains of Germany, the so-called "Magdeburg Börde". The new houses provide space for around 2,400 productive sows and 600 gilts. Once again, Big Dutchman was allowed to prove its capability by providing the required sow equipment.  To date, Börde Porc's location ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Prospering pig farmer in Catalonia very happy with liquid feeding system - Case Study

    Catalonia, one of the autonomous communities of Spain in the north-east of the country, has much to offer. Its beautiful beaches and the capital Barcelona are visited by many tourists every year. What most of them do not know: The Catalans are very successful pig producers. This is not only proven by the many farms breeding the Iberian pig in the region around the city of Lleida. A large ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Sow management: Bongdong trumpets stellar production - Case Study

    The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory in the country has gone up to almost 10 million heads from roughly nine million heads during the same period, evidence of the growing efficiency and productivity of the country’s pig producers.  ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • New poultry house for free range egg production - Case Study

    Mathias Hoppe from Melle in Lower Saxony (Germany) decided to start egg production on his farm. The young farmer continues his parents Barbara and Hubert Hoppe‘s farm which is also into pig finishing. After six months of construction time the new poultry house for free range egg production has recently been completed. Now approx. 15,000 laying hens are laying their eggs in the pretty ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Saving money with the new LED technology for poultry houses - Case Study

    For the broilers on Dirk Bockhorst's farm, the morning starts leisurely. As if the sun were rising, the lights are slowly turned on in the houses located in Emstek, Lower Saxony, Germany. Happy clucking can be heard all around. Until warm light illuminates the houses half an hour later. This light does not come from standard 40 watt light bulbs but is provided by high-quality LED lamps. A ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • NATURA Filia rearing aviary: French poultry keepers transform enriched colony system into school - Case Study

    60,000 pullets learn for life Christelle and Bruno Le Parc from Priziac (department 56), about 100 km east of Brest in Brittany, have transformed one of their poultry houses: where they once kept their layers in enriched colony systems, pullets now learn how to fly and jump in the Big Dutchman rearing aviary NATURA Filia. The couple’s decision to change their management system was ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Swaziland: Becoming self-supporting with the use of egg production - Case Study

    Two poultry houses, 5,000 laying hens and 1,5 million eggs annually make a difference in Swaziland, a country plagued by drought and Aids. With the support of the international egg industry, a poultry company was founded within the development of 'Project Canaan'. It contributes to the project’s mission: becoming self-supporting with the use of agriculture. The poultry houses are equipped ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Incineration of Animal Waste on Islands - Case Study

    Location: Seychelles, Indian Ocean Client: International Atomic Energy Agency Waste Type: Animal & Bio-hazards Incinerator Supplied: i8-75A DEFRA Model Technical Excellence for the International Atomic Energy Agency in The Seychelles The animal waste market is one of ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Bedding Recovery at Windy Ridge - Case Study

    7,000 cow dairy uses manufactured bedding from Bedding Recovery System The challenge The operators on the dairy had been using roller press equipment and as the presses wore out it became more and more difficult to maintain an adequate bedding quality for their animals. To address the challenge the team at ...


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