Poultry Housing Articles

  • N-(N-butyl) Thiophosphoric Triamide Solution

    N-Butylthiophosphoric triamide (NBPT, hereinafter referred to as "NBPT") is currently one of the most effective soil urease inhibitors. Agricultural fertilizers, mainly nitrogen fertilizers, are quickly decomposed by urease in the soil under normal use. This not only wastes a lot of nitrogen fertilizer resources, but also increases the cost of crop production, and brings a series of problems such ...

  • Testimonial Mr. Ingar Norway: My colleague spent 50% more money on heat and electricity per bird than I did

    Kjell Ingar Boe lives in the town of Randaberg on the Atlantic West coast of Norway. He has been a broiler producer for more than ten years. His second house, built in 2017 and installed with a DACS system, is located just half a mile from the ocean – a location with extreme and constantly changing weather conditions. Focus on the birds – With a yearly ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Testimonial Mr. Van Thournout, Belgium: The litter in the house stays dry

    Marc Van Thournout owns a broiler breeder farm and a hatchery near Pittem, Belgium. Marc distributes day-old chicks to several broiler farmers in the Pittem area. Nearly all of Marc´s houses are now equipped with DACS ventilation. New broiler breeder house – In 2010 I was planning for an expansion of my operation and was searching ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Chestnut Farm Power Production Management Project - Case Study

    Challenge Chestnut Farm is a quaint operation that wanted to harvest enough solar to power the house on premises without ...

  • The future of grow light technology

    The vision, to create a lighting system so intelligent, it communicates with the plant. Allowing growers to enhance, adjust or suppress certain characteristics of the plant. Basic requirements met will usually end with a healthy harvest. A plant that's communicating and working with its environment will grow into its full and desired potential. Thats right, communicating with plants is not just ...

  • Kipster – probably the world’s most animal-friendly and environmentally sound layer house - Case Study

    A poultry house for 27,000 layers as the world has never seen one before was recently erected near Venlo in the Netherlands. The building barely looks like a poultry house and is an eye-catcher in both rural environments and urban regions.  The focus of the project is entirely on the laying hen. With this focus in mind, four entrepreneurs and the owners of the barn, Styn ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Good poultry climate control pays off - Case Study

    Saving energy is an important topic for livestock farmers today, especially in broiler production. Apart from good insulation, the correct heating system and an individual ventilation concept, recovering heat from the used house air can enormously help with cutting down on energy costs. One of the most costly factors: heating.  Using a heat ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Energy-efficient heat exchanger creates comfortable temperatures – dust separation rate of 31 %

    Hendrik Huisman from Molkwerum in the Dutch province of Friesland can finally call three fully functional poultry houses his own again. Unwillingly, the farmer had to take a break from broiler production because of a devastating fire at the beginning of 2015. One of his barns was fully destroyed, another had been completely wrecked by the water used to fight the fire. As a consequence, Huisman ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Testimonial Mr. Vukadinovic, Melbourne, Australia:no doubt that the MagFans are a good investment

    The ventilation strategy is just so much simpler with the MagFans and we see significant savings.Michael Vukadinovic, Melbourne, Australia, runs four poultry farms with a total of 28 sheds. Total capacity is 1.35m birds per batch. The first twelve sheds were completed in late 2014 and the last sixteen sheds were completed in December 2017. The last sixteen sheds all equipped with ...


    By DACS A/S

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