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First Digital Open Door Day

by 5m Editor
23 December 2009, at 2:38p.m.

NETHERLANDS - Vencomatic has organised the first digital 'open door' day for a newly equipped poultry farm.

Normally, when a new poultry house is built and equipped with the most modern equipment for poultry housing, farmers in the Netherlands organise an open door day to invite colleagues and friends for a visit to the house, just before the birds come in. For biosecurity reasons, most recent open door days in the Netherlands have been cancelled because of the outbreak of infectious coryza in the centre of the country.

Unfortunately, the open door day of the Davelaar family in Kootwijkerbroek was also cancelled. They build an impressive two-tiered house for 36,000 barn egg producing layers, equipped with a Bolegg Terrace aviary system from equipment supplier, Vencomatic.

However, this innovative company found a new way to show farmers around in a new build house: a digital open door day. Vencomatic collected representatives from all involved companies on farm and made a movie with an explanation by the representatives. This movie was then broadcast on the internet, where poultry farmers could log in and visit the poultry farm.

The digital open door day was very well visited, and therefore a big success.

A short version of the movie with English subtitles can be found on Vencomatic's web site [click here].