No. 8 • 2015


@groTrends June Edition

Welcome to the June edition of the VDL Agrotech @grotrends newsletter! The highlights in this edition are: Valenta introduction at the VIV Asia and VIV Russia, The PoulDry, The Réflex and the official opening of the poultry training centre EIAR in Ethiopia.

Valenta introduction VIV

VDL officially introduced the Valenta broiler pan during the VIV Asia in Bangkok to the Asian market and during VIV Russia in Moscow to the Russian and neighbouring market.

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VDL Agrotech booth at the VIV Asia 2015.


Many visitors embraced the principle of having one pan with a grilles design which is used from start (DOC) to finish for broilers, hereby eliminating the need for chick trays or paper, reducing labour and increasing biosecurity and convenience.

VDL Agrotech booth at the VIV Russia 2015
VDL Agrotech booth at the VIV Russia 2015.


Three years ago VDL Agrotech introduced the PoulDry manure drying system, specifically aimed at drying poultry manure. VDL Agrotech will now focus also on the industrial drying market, the drying tunnel has been designed to meet also the requirements for industrial drying projects. The first projects have been sold and will be installed shortly. The Pouldry tunnel is suitable for drying of biogas digestate, woodchips, plastic, etc.

Container model
Container model with optional integrated air scrubber (capacity 250-500 kw).

With the modular setup and some new ‘add-ons’ the PoulDry drying system can be easily implemented in every project.

Soon to be launched

VDL Agrotech will soon officially launch the VDL Reflex spinfeeder, suitable for rearing of broiler breeder parent stock. The Reflex spinfeeder has been thoroughly tested to achieve the most uniform feed distribution, using the specially designed spinning disc.

The Réflex.


With an electronic speed controller the spreading area can be adjusted from 7 up 25 meter.

Reflex spinning head
Réflex spinning head.


Introduction of the new Réflex spinfeeder will be at the VIV Turkey 2015.

Project in Ethiopia

On June 9th the EIAR demo farm in Debre Zeit Ethiopia was officially inaugurated. The project is realised in close co-operation between HAPP (Holland African Poultry partners), EIAR and RVO.

Product presentation in the training centre EIAR.
Product presentation in the training centre EIAR.

The training centre will be used to train poultry trainers, in order to spread the knowledge of poultry keeping in Ethiopia and neighbouring countries.

Broiler training house at EIAR with VDL equipment installed.
Broiler training house at EIAR with VDL equipment installed.

VDL Agrotech has supplied a large part of the equipment for the demo houses, and performed a training on location prior to the official opening.




The VDL Agrotech movie about the pig feeding equipment is now online. To watch, click here.


Excellence in Feeding


Also the VDL Groep corporate film has been updated. To watch, click here.


Holiday Closure


Due to the upcoming summer holidays, VDL Agrotech would like to inform you about the schedule of the company closure during the holiday season.

VDL Company


Week 31/32: Warehouse and factories are closed, no deliveries will take place. Office will be open with adapted occupancy.


From 11 to 13 June 2015
VIV Turkey 2015
Istanbul Expo Center. Istanbul, Turkey. Stand F01

From 11 to 14 October 2015
Saudi Agriculture 2015
Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Stand 621-2

From 16 to 17 February 2016
VIV MEA 2016
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. Abu Dhabi. Stand B049

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