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@groTrends November Edition

Welcome to VDL Agrotech @grotrends newsletter November edition. In this edition we highlight open door day at the Vandewaetere Family, new features of the VDL600 a review of the Saudi Agriculture 2013 and the use of the Feed Distribution Unit at the new study and research farm of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.
  Open door day
Friday, September 27, VDL Agrotech participated in a successful open door day at Vandewaetere-Geldhof Family in Ardooie, Belgium. A new layer house with an aviary system for 75.000 layers has been equipped with a VDL PoulDry manure drying system. The manure from an existing layer house will be dried on the PoulDry system as well.

The 6-tier dryer measures 32.6 meters and is suited for a total of 145,000 layers. It is located in a separate building which also will be used for storage.

New feature is that the dry manure transport auger is equipped with a special bypass outlet. This makes it possible to mix dry- and wet manure directly on the intake side of the dryer. This will give an extra humidity reduction of the of fresh manure when spread onto the tunnel. Besides ammonia reduction this will give a higher quality of the dried manure. The manure will be sold as organic fertilizer.
An interesting application of the VDL600 tube feeding system with the unique VDL600 feed return reception unit.

The Dutch company Van Dinther from Velp equips modern milking parlour for cattle and goats. On a modern goat farm they installed a VDL600 feed circuit with 3 ltr. dispensers in the milking parlour. By dosing small portions of feed the goats are attracted to enter the milking parlour.

The portions of feed are small, the capacity of the VDL 600 exceeds the requirement of feed. The feed return reception unit prevents feed accumulation in the system and secures smooth feed distribution at all times.
  Review Saudi Agriculture
From 15th till the 18th of September VDL participated in the Saudi Agriculture Exhibition (in the Dutch Pavillion)at Riyadh-KSA. The Matrix Male Feeding system as well as the PoulDry attracted a lot of attention.

The number of visitors was satisfactory, a sign that VDL Agrotech is becoming more known in the KSA market. Recently built projects have contributed to the reputation of VDL Agrotech in KSA

  Feed Distribution Unit
25th of September the new study and research farm of the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna was opened. The farm in Medau is designed with the latest technology of pig husbandry focussed on animal comfort and high tech farming.

The computerized feeding system is equipped with automatic VDL600 feed outlet valves. In the nursery and gilt development compartments Feed Distribution Units (FDU) are installed to give an uniform feed access to the piglets. The system gives a very high flexibility in research projects with various topics.


Marini Wijlaars
On October 1st Marini Wijlaars celebrated his 12,5 years anniversary at VDL Agrotech as Sales Manager.


Oct-29 till Nov-1, 2013

Novosibirsk, Russia
Pavilion B, Booth B325

From 20 to 22 May, 2014
VIV Europe 2014
Jaarbeurs Utrecht,
The Netherlands
Hall 12, Booth A032

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