Iran: tips and tricks for cost-effective poultry production
The topic of energy efficiency in poultry production is currently playing an increasing role among Iranian poultry producers as the Iranian government is planning to gradually cut back on subsidies. Therefore, Big Dutchman sales manager André Mofid together with Ali Jahedi, the company’s sales representative in Iran, decided to organize conferences throughout Iran to further knowledge on cost-effective poultry production. Thus far over 300 farmers have visited one of these conferences in Qazvin and Hamedan, and now conferences in Shiraz and Yazd have received over 150 visitors.
Best practices for poultry production
Next to the topic of lowering costs in poultry production and, in particular, of energy efficiency, the German expert touched on best practices for efficient broiler growing from hatcheries to the slaughterhouse. In this context, he also provided ample information on suitable equipment, based on the comprehensive expertise the German world market leader has been accumulating through the decades.
„By using complete poultry systems including housing systems, feeding systems and computer-controlled climate control systems, a farmer can save a lot of money in energy and feed, as well as labour costs“, André Mofid explained. The farm managers present were highly interested in detailed information pertaining to this issue. Most attendees were, for instance, not aware of the crucial role an optimum climate control plays in the first five days of a chicken’s life. “I have been in the business for 40 years, but I have never been given such information by anyone”, one of the farmers present stated.
Poultry cage AviMax for broiler growing
The AviMax product family for broiler growing turned out to be of particular interest to the participants. The scope of different system types of AviMax is considerable: no matter whether broilers are to be housed in an icy or subtropical climate, whether it concerns an old building or plans for a new building, or whether a building is rather tall or very small: Big Dutchman offers custom-fit, economic solutions for all needs.
In addition to the proven and tested climate solutions, the housing equipment supplier has furthermore developed a ventilation system which ensures an optimal house climate especially in regions with very warm weather. The results are optimum stocking densities while providing maximum headroom in the bird area, lower building and energy costs as well as optimum air exchange throughout the entire barn.