Good investment in quality, durability and experience
Frank de Maat in Waterlandkerkje, the Netherlands, has been running a broiler farm for over 20 years. Sustainability is not a hollow phrase to him.
The poultry farm consists of 2 houses. The first house, 75 m by 18 m, was installed by De Jaeger in 1991. It accommodates around 29,000 broilers.
Frank is eager to keep up with the latest developments, so the house was subsequently equipped with the new Roxell drinking lines (Swii’Flo®). As a Roxell ambassador, Frank is always prepared to implement new feeding systems. This house was the first where Roxell's new broiler pan was installed.
In 2001, the farm was expanded with the construction of a second house (70 m by 18 m). This enabled production to be doubled, creating additional space for another 27,000 broilers. The house features 4 feeding lines (HaiKoo®) and 5 drinking lines (Sparkcup™).
At the cutting edge
The poultry industry has gone through a tremendous evolution in terms of product innovations. Now, more than ever, it is crucial to keep the finger on the pulse.
“The key challenge for each poultry farmer is to bring down production costs, which makes the difference between loss and profit", says Frank de Maat. Everything stands or falls with the right choice of materials, experience and knowledge to take appropriate action at the right time.
For the equipment of his house, the poultry farmer is advised to take a long-term perspective. While some systems may seem more interesting in terms of price, they need to be replaced more often, involving additional work and costs.
Moreover, Frank daily carries out 2 or 3 inspection rounds of his house. This allows early detection of suspect signals and remedial action to be taken where necessary.
Frank de Maat resolutely opts for quality, sustainability and efficient management.