• Increase bird health,
    well-being and productivity with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Increase farm productivity and reduce running costs with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Tailor automated systems that increase the predictability of your poultry yield.

  • Easily manage house climate, feed, fresh water, ventilation ammonia levels and residue with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Big Dutchman: Invest in the best for long-term success.

  • Increase bird health,
    well-being and productivity with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Increase farm productivity and reduce running costs with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Tailor automated systems that increase the predictability of your poultry yield.

  • Easily manage house climate, feed, fresh water, ventilation ammonia levels and residue with Big Dutchman Poultry Growing Equipment.

  • Big Dutchman: Invest in the best for long-term success.

Introduction...

Successful poultry farming relies on a delicate balance of the right environment, the right nutritive elements and bird welfare. Big Dutchman poultry farm equipment strives to work with the natural behaviour of the birds while providing farmers with critical data about the flock, which enables the farmer to make the necessary adjustments at the right time for optimum farm production.
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Benefits

The exciting benefits available to poultry farmers when they install Big Dutchman poultry technology are:
  • Increased detailed flock information for better decision making
  • Automatic, bird centric feeding equipment
  • Scientific climate and ventilation control for optimum bird health
  • LED lighting technology for optimal bird health
  • Efficient residue treatment for healthy birds and increased farm profitability
  • Bird centric weighing solutions for reduced flock stress
  • Bio safety through decreased human intervention
  • Farm profitability through reduced labour costs
Finding innovations in a global market with constantly rising demands not only requires high levels of expertise and scientific research but also a global view. Big Dutchman has over 80 years’ experience in international poultry farming and over 55 years’ experience in local poultry farming. This experience enables us to provide local farmers with expert advice on every aspect of poultry farming.

Key aspects of poultry farming where Big Dutchman technical innovations are increasing farm productivity include.

Poultry House Management

Raising birds is a sensitive business, with the slightest changes potentially leading to huge losses, stressed birds and reduced productivity. Big Dutchman has taken bird centric scientific research, combined with years of experience with poultry farmers from across the globe to create innovative, user friendly poultry farming technology that increases farm productivity.

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Reliable Big Dutchman automated systems empower poultry farmers with intricate data about their flocks which empowers proactive poultry management.

This data is gathered through non-invasive, sanitary, bird friendly technology such as:

· weighing plates
· analysis robots
· bird friendly sensors

These enable farmers to control every aspect of the poultry house including ventilation, feed, water, and so much more.

In addition to reduced human interference with the birds, the Big Dutchman poultry technology enables poultry farmers to set up alarms which alert farm managers’ to issues in the poultry house before they become a problem.

Managing poultry with Big Dutchman gives poultry farmers better control, reduces production risks, and increases farm profit predictability.

The best part about Big Dutchman farm management is that it is intuitive, simple to use and designed by farm experts for farmers.

Poultry Nutrition

Providing poultry with enough of the right food at the right time, combined with constantly available fresh drinking water is key to increased production.

Ensuring birds feet remain dry and healthy and reducing food and water contamination is key to healthy, happy, productive birds.

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From one day old chicks to heavier birds, Big Dutchman provides a range of feeding options that ensures:

• Birds have easy access to food at all times.
• There is minimal feed wastage.
• No breast bruising.
• Simple thorough cleaning reduces contamination risks.

In terms of freshwater provision, Big Dutchman nipple drinkers with drip cups ensure birds have access to fresh, clean drinking water with no risk of contamination. In addition, Big Dutchman drinking water systems provide birds with:

• Constant water temperature
• Even concentration of additives along the whole line.
• Even water pressure
• No stagnant water in the drinking line.
• Drip cups ensure birds’ feet remain dry and healthy.

Poultry Climate Management

Keeping your birds at the perfect temperature with the right amount of humidity and the right lighting is key for optimal healthy development and wellbeing. Big Dutchman poultry farming equipment is bird centric, automated and intuitive with a series of farm specific features that take the stress out of poultry farming.

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Two critical aspects to poultry growing are keeping birds at a comfortable temperature and humidity and ensuring bird centric lighting.

Regardless of the temperatures outside your bird house, Big Dutchman has a range of exciting, intuitive products that facilitate climate control. Key benefits to Big Dutchman climate control equipment include:

• Easy installation
• 100% heat production
• Low energy consumption
• Fully automated climate control including ventilation, heating, cooling, fresh air, exhaust air and more.
• NH3 sensors for continuous ammonia monitoring
• Easy maintenance
• Farm specific alarms to alert farm management to potential issues before they become hazardous.

House lighting has been proven to increase bird well being and productivity which is why Big Dutchman has a range of specialised lighting solutions for poultry growing. The Big Dutchman poultry lighting benefits include:

• 360º LED isle lighting with 0-100% dimmable
• Wide range beam angles designed for bird eyes.
• Fast, easy and simple to install.
• Feed pan lamps to help day old chicks to find feed easier.
• Low power consumption
• Resistance to high pressure cleaning

Poultry Residue Management

The more sanitary your house, the higher the health and well being of your chickens, ducks, geese or turkeys. Big Dutchman has a variety of exciting poultry residue solutions that increase bird health, well-being and productivity while also increasing farm profitability.

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In most broiler houses manure is collected in manure pits below the birds. This system, however, often results in high levels of ammonia and decreased bird well- being.

The Big Dutchman manure conveyor belt removes manure from the house and can be fitted to automatically deposit the manure into a Big Dutchman composting system which enables the farmer to create additional income from residue.

Key benefits to the Big Dutchman residue removal and treatment systems include:

• Increased bird health, well-being and productivity
• Decreased farm labour requirements.
• Easy to install and retrofit for current house residue solutions.
• Farm centric solutions with up to an 85% dry matter content for easy storage and distribution.

Recent Projects

Department of Labour

Big Dutchman Southern Africa recently completed a very exciting project with the Department of Labour involving a turnkey broiler solution which included: Establishing the site with civile contractors Erecting the Broiler House Building Supplying, fitting and installing broiler equipment including feeding, drinking and ventilation equipment Erecting site offices and ablutions This fantastic project is designed […]
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Brits NW Project - Gielie Fourie

An exciting project  in which equipment for an environmentally controlled Broiler House for our client Gielie Fourie who is situated in Brits NW Province had the Big Dutchman Southern Africa team working with dynamic Big Dutchman technology to achieve the client’s objectives. As a successful Broiler Farmer Mr Fourie worked with the Big Dutchman Southern […]
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Stuur asb die kwotasies aan so gou moontlik."

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Weldhagen Boerdery
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