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The poultry sector needs a wave of innovation. Challenges entail increases in scale, export, technological progress, entrepreneurship, the limited footprint of chickens, new types of training, international competition, image in the media, etc. The sector involves a complicated market with minor margins, that nonetheless contributes tremendously to the Dutch economy every year. It is interesting to consider this figure: EUR 10 billion is earned by the supply industry and EUR 1.5 billion is contributed by the primary sector, so the Netherlands earn the greater part by innovating and developing practical solutions and products. But one is not possible without the other. Companies can only come up with new accommodation solutions for broilers as well as layers by studying the behavior of the animals in their habitat for days. After all, they have roots in the practical poultry sector for a reason. They need one another, particularly in the rapidly changing poultry chain. This awareness can also be seen in the AgriMex Holanda objective.

Practical and economical feed formulations

Schothorst Feed Research (SFR) is an independent private research and consultancy institute for animal nutrition. With a long tradition in the international feed industry, its role within the AgriMex chain approach is to assist the Mexican poultry feed industry as well as the poultry integrators in implementing nutritional science. The unique combination of expertise in digestive physiology, feedstuff quality, quality assurance, feed evaluation systems and nutritional requirements of high productive animals and the continuous interaction with feed companies all over the world, make SFR an excellent partner for Mexican companies in the feed to food chain.
This involves:
1) nutritional strategies to reduce the antibiotics growth promoters usage,
2) feeding the animals with their precise nutrient requirements based on several digestibility
3) establishing the potential interactions that environment, animal welfare and genetics have with animal nutrition


EggsCargoSystem: maximum protection during transport

In 1998 Twinpack Special Products invented the EggsCargoSystem® to find a better solution to transport eggs from the farms to the processer, with maximum egg protection as the highest goal. Until then the eggs, packed on pulp trays, were moved on trolleys and later on wooden pallets. This way of transportation caused a lot of unnecessary crack. The EggsCargoSystem® contains a special pallet, a divider and two types of trays. There is a standard tray for small and middle sized eggs and a jumbo tray for middle and large eggs. All items of the EggsCargoSystem® are manufactured from the very best raw materials available in the market. To protect the plastic materials against sunlight, an UV stabilization is added. Twinpack supplied the first trays in 1999, which are still in use. This proves the very long life time of the EggsCargo® items. One of the latest evolutions regarding the EggsCargoSystem® is ECS-PLUS. The PLUS stands for a biological material which is added to the plastic raw materials. The EggsCargoSystem®, which started as a local North European innovation, now has become the global standard in egg transportation.


AeroScalder: award-winning innovation in sustainability

One innovation that marries the ideals of sustainability with optimum process performance is the Stork Poultry Processing AeroScalder. The AeroScalder is an innovative, highly energy-efficient way of scalding using forcefully circulated moisturized hot air to scald broilers. In this system, humidified hot air is blown onto the wings, back and abdomen but not the breast of the birds. The air penetrates and separates the feather pack, transferring heat effectively to the feather follicle.Precise control of the temperature of the scalding air ensures a perfect scald. The new system has been designed with long-term sustainability very much in mind. The process uses 75% less water than a conventional scalder. The AeroScalder is enclosed, keeping heat loss to a minimum. Energy consumption is up to 50% lower. An additional bonus is that the system is virtually odor-free.


Multi-tiered group housing system for breeders

The Vencomatic Veranda Breeder is a multi-tiered group housing system for breeders. Birds are housed in groups assuring a uniform distribution of males and females and reducing stress within the flock. While using vertical space, the Veranda Breeder departs from the conventional floor design, increasing the number of birds for the floor area used. Combined with a high level of automation, this enables the farm manager to manage high numbers of breeders. The Veranda System houses large groups of birds on multiple tiers and in several rows. Automatic nests with moveable floors are integrated in the system, resulting in very clean and hygienic hatching eggs. The availability of nests, perches, feed, water, light and 100% fresh air at bird level creates
an optimal environment for the hens. Excellent production results can be achieved, with higher egg production and more hatching eggs per hen.


Automated egg handling

With over 30 years of experience, Prinzen is the market leader in hatching egg setters. Every day over 30 million hatching eggs are carefully handled and set by Prinzen machines worldwide. Our unsurpassed points down setting rate of 99.7% maximizes the hatchability of your eggs. Throughout the whole process, from egg belt to setter tray, the eggs are treated with great care. A special egg transfer system sets the eggs onto a tray.
Setting machines of Prinzen will offer you the best solution for automated egg handling at your breeder farm. For example, the Vencomatic Ovoset Pro is the perfect solution for accurate and gentle setting of hatching eggs directly onto setter trays. The setter trays are automatically handled and positioned for egg transfer and setting. Ovoset Pro has a capacity of 30,000 eggs per hour, setter tray type depending. The stainless steel construction and durable materials make the packer easy to clean and maintain.


Light stimulates feed intake

The biological clock of the broiler can be influenced in order to stim¬ulate feed intake (and thus growth) and to optimize feed conversion rate. Light stimulates (feeding) activity, the longer the photoperiod, the higher the feed intake. However light intensity should be high enough to pass a certain threshold in order to stimulate activity. Apart from light intensity and photoperiod a uniform light spread prevents broiler from clustering, caused by shadow and bright spots. Cluster¬ing causes wet litter, which can lead to footpad lesions and breast bisters. This increases mortality,decreases animal welfare, uniform growth and thus prof¬it. An even light distribution prevents broilers from clustering. The price winning Hato Galli-Lux¬meter represents the first and unique integrated photometer. It measures light according to the higher spectral sensitivity of birds. It delivers a reliable measurement and advanced on-board technologies, as well as simplicity and ease of use.


Understanding embryo development

At Pas Reform, work begins with understanding embryo development. Their R&D team is a leader in the industry, not only because it understands embryology, but also because it is dedicated to understanding the impact that genetic developments are having on the developing embryo. Through working partnerships with customers and collaborations with breeding companies, academic and research institutions around the world, Pas Reform’s expertise is consolidated by a complete understanding of the modern poultry production chain and the evolving needs of local and global markets.
In Pas Reform you will find a partner with a track-record for a complete and innovative range of hatchery technologies that include Smart incubators, hatchery automation and climate control. After years of research, Pas Reform introduces SmartPro in 2015, the latest and most advanced development for modular, single-stage incubation to date.


Safety issues in the poultry chain

Schothorst has had a leading role in quality control, quality management and quality management systems for a long time. Food Safety issues, legislation and regulation and chain quality are the main focus areas. The activities are combined under one umbrella in the Schothorst Quality Consultants group (SQC) and are aimed at providing training, courses, advice and consultancy for every link in the food chain. In addition to that SQC provides audits for systems such as GMP+, ISO 9001, HACCP, FAMI-QS, EFISC and ISO 22000. The consultants and auditors have years of experience in the Food sector as well as the Animal Feed industry and are therefore particularly suited to providing thorough and practical services in this field.


Selenium supports immune function and meat quality

Excentials offers a broad range of innovative specialty feed additives with a high level of technical support. Excentials operates at the start of feed production and thus creates one of the basic elements of the poultry production chain. Solutions can be delivered for a sustainable poultry production with elements creating improvements in animal health, nutrition, animal welfare and environment.
Excential Selenium4000 for example is the first and only L-Selenomethionine source in the animal feed industry. This patented concept allows to deliver a standardized source of organic selenium in the most digestible and available form. Selenium is a well-known anti-oxidant and is incorporated in several selenoprotein compounds (e.g. glutathione peroxidases). It can support in immune function, fertility, carry-over to offspring and meat quality features.


Energy recovery by anaerobic treatment

The waste water produced during the processing of poultry is highly polluted with proteins, fats, carbohydrates, blood, feathers and meat particles. Extensive knowledge of the poultry slaughtering process is essential in the design of an adequate water treatment installation. The method used for the internal transportation of feathers or soft offal determines the pollution fraction in the water. Marel Water Treatment can advise you on treatment systems specifically tailored to your situation. Anaerobic
biological treatment systems for example are ideally suited for highly contaminated waste water flows with little or no free fats. The gas (biogas) can be used as a fuel for amongst others boilers and dual fuel engines to generate electricity. This conversion from industrial waste water to bio fuel makes anaerobic treatment economically a very attractive process.


Smart trailer for safe feed handling

With a look into the future of feed, feed handling and safe feed, Walinga introduces the innovative SMART trailer with user-friendly controls in line with strict regulations in the industry. The SMART trailer offers features such as:
• Soft Start and Stop functions
• Machine interface with multiple displays from mobile devices
• Automatic compensating flow control
• Remote control and monitoring of the functions
• Temperature control and other e-Technology features
These SMART features allow operators and dispatchers to maintain full remote control. This system can also be coupled with the Bin Lok system which allows 100% control of delivery through tracking of the unit performance and exact feed delivery location.