No. 5 • 2014



@groTrends July Edition

Welcome to the July edition of the VDL Agrotech @grotrends newsletter! The highlights of this new edition are: The Indo Livestock 2014 exhibition in Indonesia, The story of our colleague Rene van der Muuren, who climbed the Alpe d'Heuz, The feed distribution unit for fatteners and the first Matrix feeding systems in Pakistan.


   Indo Livestock 2014


VDL Agrotech together with her dealer PT Gemilang participated in the Indo Livestock exhibition recently held in Jakarta. The exhibition was well visited and we look back at a successful event.
The Gemilang - VDL Agrotech stand. 

During the show, VDL Agrotech also officially introduced the new Valenta Broilerpan in Indonesia. The new premium feeder for broilers features a grill-less design and is easy accessible for one day old chicks.

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  Alpe d'Huez


Thursday June 5, Rene van der Muuren climbed the Alpe d'Huez under the motto 'Giving up is not an option'.
Balloons were released on top of the Alpe d’Heuz in memory of those who have lost the battle against cancer. 

Alpe d'HuZes is a Dutch initiative which is held in France. The goal is to collect as much sponsorship possible for the KWF(Dutch Cancer Society). Cyclists and runners are organized in teams and try to climb the Alpe d'Huez as many times as possible.
Dutch Poultry Centre Alpe D'huZes Team. 

Rene participated in the team of the Dutch Poultry Centre, the team representing the Dutch poultry industry during the Alpe d'HuZes consisted of following members: Geert van Tilburg(Marel), Gerrit van der Linde(Heering), Theo Hoen, Joost Winters and John Kox(All from the Vencomatic Group) and Diederik Fetter(Hotraco Group). crossing the finish line. 

The team is part of the BIG Challenge. BIG Challenge is an initiative of Herman Houweling. He initiated this action in 2009, together with the Dutch pig farming industry to raise money for research for the terrible disease of cancer. Together with over 4900 participants René van der Muuren climbed the Alpe d'Huez.
Rene van der Muuren. 

Rene succeeded 6 times to climb the Alpe d'Huez and herewith collected the full amount the sponsers had dedicated for 6 climbs. We would like to thank all the sponsors and everyone who purchased the 'Chicks are Cool' t-shirt. We also want to thank the organization and volunteers of the BIG Challenge for their good efforts, care and support.


  FDU for fatteners


In Switzerland our feed distribution unit is used for fattener houses. The big advantage of this unit is the equal feed distribution in the long feed trough. Recently our dealer Sicotech Agri placed an order for 100 units to install in new projects for fattener houses.
The new fattener house of the family Albisser. 

First reference project is the brand-new fattener house of family Albisser in Ruswil. In total they have 13 compartments and with 30 pigs per compartment, so in total place for 390 fatteners. Each compartment with a total surface of almost 50 m2, including 26 m2 outside area.
Installed FDU's. 

Interesting detail is that all parts including transport tubes are made of stainless steel. This guarantees a very long lifetime.

Learn more about the FDU here.


  Matrix in Pakistan


Our customers Jadeed GP Farms and SabirsPoultry chose the Matrix feeding system for their 12 GP and 7 PS houses. The Matrix system is unique in male feeding and ensures simultaneous feeding while birds eat side by side without the stress that other male feeding sytems cause.
Project site of Jadeed. 

Matrix is easy adjustable with the 8 preset feedlevels per section. Global user experience shows also that the system is suitable for all kinds of feed qualities.
VDL Engineer Jeroen Leenders (2nd right) with local technicians. 

Click here in order to see how the Matrix feeding system works.



Summer Holiday closing 2014
Summer holidays are approaching. To make sure that your orders will be delivered in time, VDL Agrotech will do her utmost to deliver orders scheduled for delivery prior to the summer closure.

Please note that VDL Agrotech warehousing and production will be closed in week 31 and week 32 Thank you for your understanding. We wish you a nice summer break.



From 7 to 10 September, 2014
Saudi Agriculture 2014
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Hall 2, Booth 611-2

From 11 to 14 November 2014
EuroTier 2014
Exhibition Grounds, Hanover, Germany, Hall 11, Booth 11D60

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