The Hooijdonk family of Huijbergen (NL) recently opened a new laying hen house. The new, modern house for 27,000 laying hens has the 1-star Beter Leven Keurmerk [Better Living Certification]. As a result of this expansion, the farm now has room for 90,000 laying hens. The house has a free range area, so the hens can go to a winter garden. The climate, feed, water and lighting are all controlled... Read more +
In Belgium, two new breeder barn installations have been completed by our Belgian dealer Ventilec. These are a brand new barn that houses 10,000 hens and 900 cocks and an older barn that has been completely renovated for a total of 21,800 animals. Both barns are completely controlled with the advanced Fortica® system. The barn processes for climate, feed, water, weighing and lighting are... Read more +
In Spain, three new breeder houses are being built. The animals will be fed under control of the innovative Fortica® system with special hopper feeding regulation for breeders. With this control, the poultry farmer can not only ration the feed, he can also control the amount of feed and feed composition for cocks and hens separately. This makes it possible to ensure the optimum condition of the... Read more +
New calf barns were recently built in Canada, using the automation system from Hotraco Agri. The ventilation system and manure scrapers are completely controlled by the cutting-edge Thomas® system. Pushing the manure under the grates drastically reduces the NH3 level in the barn. The scrapers are run 12 times a day by a timer. This comprehensive solution maintains an optimum climate and ensures... Read more +
The user-friendly Fortica® system controls four broiler houses, with a total of 110,000 animals, at the Mekkes farm in Geesbrug, located in the province of Drenthe in the Netherlands. Controlling all stable processes from one reliable system is ideal, according to the broiler farmer Mekkes. The Fortica® system controls the climate, feed, water, animal weighing and lighting in all the houses. Good... Read more +
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.