Different housing systems have different advantages
The performance of birds depend on the way they are housed. There are several housing systems with their own advantages for the carbon-footprint and or animal welfare. Besides the regular system there are so-called free-range housing systems with more living space and a longer living period compared to the regular system and they may also have outdoor access. This works out positively for the animal welfare and still the carbon footprint is relatively low.
Broilers can also be held in biological systems where the animals have more living space inside and outside the barn. The living period of the animals is substantially longer. These aspects improve the animal welfare.
The Dutch poultry industry is well-known for its innovative housing systems. All parameters are meticulously covered: ventilation, climate control, feed- and livestock weighing or egg belt control. Breeder-, layer- and broiler systems all have specific features, including the reduction of ammonia emission, fine dust and odour. Innovative, energy-saving manure drying systems can result in manure disposal costs.
Doing business with Dutch companies is not only buying products but also involves receiving support in using equipment and receiving training of the people who have to work with the equipment.