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1 CANADA Harry Luimes Sales Director Americas Vencomatic Group Sales training Vencomatic Canada 8 april 2014 London Ontario

2 Agenda: Background Aviary’s Hatching eggs

3 Past CAGES Controllable Affordable Profitable Known Mature BUT…… CAGE-FREE Small groups Increased production costs Profitable* Variable results “niche” markets BUT……

4 Todays practice DISCUSSIONS Animal welfare Food-safety Environment …..

5 Animal welfare CAGE-BAN EUROPE 2012!!!

6 Development Enriched Cage Cage-free

7 Enriched cages Characteristics Bigger groups More space Perch, nest, scratching area

8 Enriched cages Challenges: 1 st weeks after placement Focus on egg quality

9 Enriched cages Status: Good results Higher investment per bird Easy management Egg quality BUT: More focus on rearing still a cage!

10 Enriched cages Future: More focus on rearing Still a cage

11 Cage-free Beginning Started in around 1984 Birds not adapted Equipment not adapted Management not adapted Niche market Good compensation in egg-price

12 Cage-free Barn egg Aviary Discussion on cage-ban More common Supermarkets use non-cage as U.S.P. Need for more and bigger

13 Aviary Problems Floor/system-eggs Cannibalism Mortality Production drops Controlling big flocks/farms

14 Aviary Focus areas Adapting birds Adapting systems Adapting management

15 Adapting management Managing Freedom How to control the freedom of the bird

16 Managing Freedom farm manager controls birdbirds control farm manager? Caged: Free: Differences between caged and free birds

17 Managing Freedom Outcome Rearing Light Feed

18 Rearing For optimal performance, rearing conditions should mimic production conditions (Frohlich, 1989; Abrahamsson and Tauson, 1995, 1998; Hane et al; 2000) Learning about their physical environment (perches, litter etc.) starts at about day 10 post-hatch (Wichman et al., 2009; Freire and Rogers, 2007)

19 Rearing Definition of a good pullet: Must be able to: –Jump –Perch, fly to and roost on perches –Sleep away from the litter –Respond to light dimming program

20 Light Points Day light entering Light program related to system Light intensity

21 Feed Points Feed intake capacity Defining content due to higher needs Calcium need

22 Aviary Status Very good results Big houses possible Big farms possible Cost-price level close to cages

23 Aviary JUMP START Perfect bird-training Easy management Good overview Lower birds per m2 house

24 Aviary UNISTART User friendly High bird-numbers per m2 house Full automated Light in the system High version possible Complete heating by ACU possible

25 Aviary Bolegg Terrace Nest, feed, water, light inside the system Natural birds behaviour Large spaces between rows Even single row possible Bird manual available

26 Aviary Bolegg Gallery High density High nest-capacity 1 x day egg colleting Training of birds in system possible

27 GRANDO

28 5 cm deeper = more volume

29 GRANDO

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32 Ideal nest for breeders Comfortable and attractive for the hen to lay her egg Easily accessible for the birds High density per nest due to large nest surface Minimum number of floor eggs Clean and hygienic eggs Self-cleaning nest pad thanks to moveable floor Open structured Vencomat floor gives clean eggs Good egg quality through gentle egg transfer Egg belt with square holes for minimum contact Good hatching or table egg quality Durable and low maintenance Solid rack and pinion mechanism for nest closing Easy operation of the nest systems Durable and welfare friendly materials Perfect accessibility vital parts for easy maintenance Fast and easy cleaning of the nest

33 Current Veranda Breeder

34 Veranda ,7 cm 68 cm 36,2 cm

35 Configurations 4 tier3 tier2 tier

36 Divers Other products VB 55 Turkey nest Classic nests Asking is for free!!

37 THANK YOU Harry Luimes Sales Director Americas Vencomatic Group Sales training Vencomatic Canada 8 april 2014 London Ontario


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