No. 2 • 2014



@groTrends April Edition

Welcome to the April edition of the VDL Agrotech @grotrends newsletter! The highlights in this edition: Aviagen Turkey visits VDL Agrotech, VDL Agrotech hosted a network meeting for the Dutch Poultry Centre members, Open door day at the Family Schraudolf Breeder Farm and the progress of the Evan Vet Breeder Farm project in Iraq.


   Aviagen GP visits VDL


In February, VDL Agrotech welcomed visitors from Aviagen GP farm Turkey and VDL Agrotech distributor Poultech. During the visit an intensive product training was organised. The whole team was introduced to all the equipment for their new grandparents project. The project consists of 4 GP houses each with a capacity of 8.470 grandparents.
The Aviagen GP delegation with managing director Brian van Hooff, Övünç Kaya sales manager Poultech, Jan van der Heijden head of the engineering departement and Gerrit Rietveld project engineer.

The houses will be equipped with the latest VDL Agrotech technologies including: Chainovation chain feeding system for females, Matrix feeding system for males, electronic feedweighing with controlled filling of all individual hoppers, silos, flex augers, heating, cooling & ventilation systems. The house will be fully computerized controlled with automatic bird weighing and breeder management tools. All computers will be connected to a farm network to allow central monitoring and control of all houses from the central office. Beside the climate management, all other management information such as feed intake, bird performance will be available from the central computer.


  Dutch Poultry Centre


On Wednesday, 12th March. VDL Agrotech hosted a network meeting for the members of the Dutch Poultry Centre (DPC). More than 100 visitors all related to the poultry industry attended this event.
Presentation VDL Agrotech.

During the meeting, a presentation was given by VDL Agrotech, highlighting the company's activities and novelties. In addition a corporate VDL Groep presentation was given to show the wide spread activities of all the 82 companies of the VDL Groep. Jan Wolleswinkel, chairman of the DPC gave a presentation about the DPC activities 2013 / 2014 and the upcoming event: BIG Challenge 2014. Ruwan Berculo, international market manager VNU and board member of DPC explained once more the activities surrounding the VIV Europe 2014 show and the planning during the exhibition.
Showroom of VDL Groep with DPC members networking.

It was a very successful day. We would like to thank everyone for their visit and interest.


  Open door day


Sunday, 9 March. The Family Schraudolf held an open door day. In the Southern part of Germany they recently built a brand-new broilerbreeder farm. This farm owned by Family Schraudolf will start production of hatching eggs for the Swiss integration Bell Schweiz AG. For Bell this is the first project realized in Germany.
The breederfarms of the Family Schraudolf.

With a total production surface of 3.500m2, 17.500 female hens and additional males are kept. Hatching eggs will be transported weekly to the hatchery in Switzerland.
Equipment inside one of the breederhouses.

This breederfarm meets the latest requirements regarding animal welfare regulations. Modern equipment helps the farmer to produce high quality hatching eggs. The equipment is supplied and installed by our South-German distributor Vencotec GmbH.


  Evan vet Farms in Iraq


Evan Vet is a project consisting of 10 breeder houses which will be fully equipped by VDL Agrotech. All the equipment on the farm is fully automatic, which makes this farm the most modern breeder facility in Northern Iraq. The hatching eggs are automatically collected and then transported by a cross conveyor system to a separate grading and packing station.
Overview of the site project.

The brand new prefabricated C-Lines buildings equipped with the VDL Agrotech equipment makes the project a state of the art breeder farm with a total capacity of 71.000 female breeders and 7.100 males.
Installation in progress.

The installation is in progress, and will be finished within 2 months time.



Alpe d'HuZes
Previous @groTrends, We wrote about the Alpe d'HuZes cycle tour 2014. This time we want to introduce our cyclist, Rene van der Muuren. He is being busy with training and collecting sponsors.
Rene at the Pyrenees.

During the network meeting VDL Agrotech hosted for the members of the Dutch Poultry Centre, Rene sold 35 t-shirts with the logo of the BIG Challenge.
Chicks are cool t-shirt.

The shirts are still available for sale. All of the revenue from the sale goes to the KWF (Dutch Cancer Society).

Rene is still searching for sponsors, help Rene to raise funds for this good cause.
The website of Rene.

We would like to thank in advance the following companies and people for sponsoring:

Bestronics BV
Bosta BV
Transtecno BV
Ridder BV
Heer Wijnen
Arne van’t Oor - Ridder
Loic van der Heijden - TPI
Erik Sanders
Ad de Groot
PV De Rotorclub



From 15 to 18 May, 2014
Sipsa & Agrofood 2014
Palais des Expositions d'Alger
Mohammadia, Algeria

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

5 June, 2014

Alpe d'Huzes
Alpe d'Huzes cycle tour 2014

From 18 to 20 June, 2014

Indo Livestock 2014

Jakarta Convention Center, Jakarta, Indonesia Hall A,
Booth AB 27

From 7 to 10 September, 2014

Saudi Agriculture 2014

Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia Hall 2,
Booth 611-2

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