Category Archives: Poultry Production

IPPE 2019 | Introducing New Innovations from Big Dutchman

New Innovations and product enhancements that will attract booth visitors Big Dutchman has prepared their newest innovations and product enhancements to show off to booth visitors for the 2019 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which takes place February 12-14 in Atlanta, Georgia. These solutions will help farmers all around the world realize increased efficiency […]

Poultry Climate Control | New Sensor is a Milestone for Poultry Production

Robust DOL 53 sensor permanently measures the ammonia concentration in the house air Big Dutchman will start marketing an award-winning new sensor developed by Dräger with immediate effect: the DOL 53 sensor. Farmers can use this sensor to measure and monitor the ammonia concentration in their poultry houses permanently – for the first time ever. […]

Big Dutchman Acquires Agricultural Building Business from Betco

“An important step to further our strategy of becoming the most competitive supplier of turn-key solutions” The Big Dutchman group based in Vechta, Germany, announced today that it has acquired Qingdao Betco Asia Co., Ltd. (Betco Qingdao), which is the livestock building business of the North Carolina-based steel structure specialist Betco, Inc. with over 30 […]

EuroTier 2016 | BD PowerSystems Presents Revolutionary Energy Supply System

PowerBox: first off-grid power supply for livestock farmers At this year’s EuroTier in Hanover, Germany, BD PowerSystems will present a trendsetting innovation for the energy supply of livestock buildings: With the PowerBox, farmers gain complete self-sufficiency from public grids. The main energy source for PowerBox are solar panels. Three additional energy sources and a clever […]

EuroTier 2016 | Big Dutchman Innovation for Layers with Untrimmed Beaks

PickPuck permanently occupies the layers and wears down the beak in a natural way A swinging plate with a coarse surface is suspended below a drop pipe filled with attractive feed such as wheat. When a hen picks onto the plate or nudges it from the side, this movement dispenses a small amount of feed […]

EuroTier 2016 | Innovative Big Dutchman Alarm Unit AC Touch Cross-Check Recognizes Fan Failure

Alarm ahead of the damage With a new function of the AC Touch alarm unit, Big Dutchman now takes a great leap forward: The system extension “Cross-Check” recognizes issues within the ventilation system before dangerous situations such as excessive temperatures occur. AC Touch Cross-Check verifies that fans or fan groups actually start rotating after being […]

New Building to be Used as Exhibition Hall and Test Centre

Big Dutchman, the internationally operating pig and poultry equipment supplier, strengthens its headquarters in Calveslage, Germany. A new, approximately 1,800 square metre large exhibition hall to display the Big Dutchman products will be added to the company premises directly at the federal highway B 69. Construction has already started with the demolition of an old […]

Interview with Bernd Meerpohl, CEO of Big Dutchman

Could you outline an overview of the current poultry industry at a global level? Consumption of animal protein has been rising throughout the world now for quite a while. This development is going to continue, but I am quite sure only in developing countries. This is hardly surprising considering the growth in population and income […]