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New broiler house shows promising results

In South Africa, a local manufacturer of pig and poultry houses, Chemvet, teamed up with the insulation company Technopol. Their combined expertise resulted in a revolutionary dome-shaped, highly insulated and totally computerized broiler house.

The companies decided to test their experimental Nuway-house on their own farm in Nigel, South Africa, before releasing the novel concept to the market, and built 4 test houses for 40,000 broilers each.

They’ve just harvested – as the South Africans say - the first cycle. The preliminary results are better than expected, according to Technopol’s director Lammie de Beer. “With the Ross788 chicks we managed a 1,57 FCR, significantly better than the 1,77 average in this region.”

Chemvet’s Nick du Plessis adds: “In conventional houses we produce around 36-37 kg per square metre. Here we’re getting around 43 to 43,2 kg.”

The Nuway broiler house will have a price tag of R2.7 mln (€245.000) including all equipment.

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Natalie Berkhout

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    Prof. Dr. D.Narahari

    will you please mail me the details of the shed specifications and other details, with pictures of the shed inside and outside; so that i can recommed such broiler houses in India to my customers here.please post the details to prof. d. narahari, corporate consultancy service, # 31/15, first east main road, shenoynagar, CHENNAI-600030, INDIA

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    aladeyelu peters Dare

    I am very happy for these housing units. In the south-western parth of Nigeria at the wooden savanna where we have ralatively low humididy (55%), the housing unit will give a better and best results if embarked upon.

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