Hotraco Agri recently put a new organic laying hen house in operation in Germany. The 12,000 hens housed there all have access to outdoor free range. Despite this free range access, Hotraco's automation system maintains an optimum climate in the house. In addition to the climate, animal and feed weighing, nest control and lighting are also automated and perfectly integrated with each other.
Hotraco Agri attended the Open Days of a new Broiler Breeder Project with partner Draper Layers in the UK. This project is called Hazelsfield Farm and is located in Whimple – Devon. This new farm with 4 breeder sheds is controlled by the innovative Fortica® system. So that the 8000 birds on each house have the perfect environment to achieving a maximum number of hatching eggs and a high... Read more +
Last month the Sally layer farm in the UK opened his doors. The Campus at Sally Farm will be a place of learning for degree students and apprentices. With 4 identical 16.000 bird poultry houses on each development, it will be a venue for research on a commercial scale where comparative controlled trials can be performed. All houses are equipped with the innovative Fortica® system and the new... Read more +
Recently, two new modern pig houses have been realized with the latest technology. The pigs in these farm are produced with the Beter-Leven-Keurmerk 1 star. All departments have daylighting and each animal has at least 1 square meter of living space. The ventilation is very closely regulated, using the SmartFlow principle. The SmartFlow measures the pressure difference between the section and the... Read more +
In South Africa the Thomas® controls have been installed in trailers for pigs. The Thomas® system regulates the right climate for pigs during transport. This ensures a pleasant transport and a high health of the animals. The system is linked to a smartphone app, so that the climate can be controlled remotely.
The Thomas® climate system has been successfully installed in the family Duppenthaler’s 9-room pig farm in the municipality of Melchnau, in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. The ventilation system for approximately 850 fattening pigs was installed by the firm JENNI Lüftungen AG from Ruswil. The barn is equipped with a central Thomas® Climate for up to 12 rooms. This ensures that a perfect climate... Read more +
Hotraco Agri automated broiler farms in the northern province of Jilin, China. Each farm consists of four cage barns, and each barn has six rows and four levels with about 85,000 broilers. The climate control is fully automated, using the Orion systems. These systems can be operated remotely from a smartphone, tablet or PC.
Pig farmer Louis Klomp is very positive about the Thomas® system in his barn. At the end of 2017 a major expansion was carried out at the Klomp pig holding in Moergestel (NL). Since the expansion the company has 1200 sows and about 6,000 weaners, and there is another barn in Heukelom with just under 6,000 fattening pigs. The Thomas® automation system in the new barn was installed by local dealer... Read more +
The Thomas® system has been installed in a 9-department pig house for finishers in the Province of Zeeland (NL). Each department is equipped with a Thomas® Climate that creates a perfect climate for the pigs. The SmartFlow ventilation system adjusts the two air Modul-Shutters in each department to the required setpoint. The Thomas® SmartFlow measures the pressure difference between the department... Read more +
Two brand new pig fattening barns are currently under construction in Odiliapeel, a small village in the province of Brabant. The new buildings will meet the very latest requirements for animal welfare, environment and fire safety. One of the two barns, which will house 1728 fattening pigs and 2304 piglets, was recently completed. Our dealer Van Boxtel Elektro installed the system there. The... Read more +