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Aiming High with Two Remodeled Rearing Houses

12 May 2016
Big Dutchman

GLOBAL - Extending farms is nothing out of the common. In the case of egg production this is usually achieved by adding new houses. Yona Glicksman and his sons Benny and Moshe, however, decided to go a different way.

Since it is quite difficult to obtain a permission for building new poultry houses and land being a limiting factor in Israel, the Glicksman Investment Group decided to extend their rearing houses in Gedera in the vicinity of Tel Aviv in height.

The Glicksman family was Big Dutchman’s first customer in Israel and is nowadays one of the biggest Israeli egg producers. The cooperation with the German poultry equipment supplier started in the 1990s. Back then, the egg farmers wanted to make their business more efficient and decided for the renowned German equipment.

Pullet rearing 2.0

When in autumn 2014 the decision was made to increase the number of pullets reared, the company came up with the idea of removing the roof of the houses, extending the side walls and adding an intermediate ceiling. Everybody knew that this would be an exceptional project – yet no reason not to have a closer look.

Together with their partner company Agrotop from Israel, Big Dutchman engineered a solution which allowed to add a strong intermediate ceiling carrying the new rearing system. Since Agrotop is specialized in sophisticated agricultural constructions and turnkey projects they created a custom-fit result.

Prior to the construction works, the two existing rearing houses were already equipped with a 6-tier housing system accommodating 70,000 pullets per house. After the extension, each house now accommodates 240,000 pullets. The new bird places were added by using a 5-tier rearing system. Since the flooring of the new intermediate ceiling consists of a catwalk made of iron grid, the houses work with one single climate concept.

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