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Swedish Growers See Energy Recycling on Dutch Broiler Farm

5 September 2012, at 1:09pm

DENMARK - A group of 15 Swedish broiler growers visited Dutch farms on a study tour organised by Blenta, Cobb distributor in Sweden and Scandinavia, to exchange technical information.

On a broiler farm in northern Holland they learned from the experience of the Jukema family how to achieve top performance with Cobb500 broilers. Indicators on this farm are low mortality, high daily gain and efficient feed consumption.


Swedish growers on their trip to Dutch farms.

"It was particularly interesting for us to see heat exchange in practice and how the farmer saves on the cost of gas by reusing energy from the heat of the broiler house," said Jan Pettersson, general manager from Blenta.

The visitors also saw one of Cobb's broiler trial facilities in Holland where in 12 pens there are different Cobb lines for commercial testing. Each pen has a separate feeding and drinking system, with broilers measured on economic and technical performance.

"Our growers were very satisfied and enthusiastic about the Cobb performance," added Mr Petterson. "We appreciate to openness and hospitality of the Dutch broiler farmers. It was a good opportunity for us to exchange information in this way."