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CO2-neutral egg farm opens
in the Netherlands
An egg farm with poultry welfare, sustainability and the environment
as core principles has opened in the Netherlands and its products
are already in a leading supermarket.
MARK CLEMENTS

The new Kipster farm has
been designed to blend into its
surroundings and generates
energy with more than 1,000
solar panels on its roof.
Mark Clements

The first carbon-neutral eggs from what has been
called the "most state-of-the-art layer farm in the
world" are now on supermarket shelves.
With the first layers taking up residence in late
September, the Kipster farm, near Venray, the
Netherlands, took five months from groundbreaking

to receiving birds and was four
years in development, but its
developers believe they have designed a model that is not only
flexible and scalable, but also
future proof.
The Kipster model has been
developed around the needs
and instincts of chickens, say
its developers -- farmer Styn
Claessens, poultry farming
lecturer Ruud Zanders, environmental expert Maurits Groen,
and communications strategist
Olivier Wegloop. But it goes beyond this, and is carbon neutral,
a net exporter of energy, has its
own packing station, and offers
consumers a way of connecting
with nature.
Claessens, from a poultryproducing family, believes Kipster is welfare- and
environmentally friendly, offers good working conditions and a reasonable income, and sees the model as
being the future of egg farming.
This new design offers birds access to a fencedoff outdoor space, with plantings and tree stumps
offering stimulation. And a similar environment has
been created within the house. A full-height naturally illuminated atrium runs down the building's
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - December 2017

Poultry International - December 2017
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
African chicken production future bright but challenging
100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Cover2
Poultry International - December 2017 - Contents
Poultry International - December 2017 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - December 2017 - 3
Poultry International - December 2017 - News
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5
Poultry International - December 2017 - African chicken production future bright but challenging
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 100TH YEAR SERIES: Will no-antibiotics-ever poultry improve human health?
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 15
Poultry International - December 2017 - How the world’s top chicken producers are investing
Poultry International - December 2017 - 17
Poultry International - December 2017 - 5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
Poultry International - December 2017 - 19
Poultry International - December 2017 - CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 22
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 3 tools to control reactivated Salmonella in poultry feed
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Poultry International - December 2017 - How broiler super pre-starter diets impact bird growth
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Improve broiler carcass quality by minimizing fl apping
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Poultry International - December 2017 - Products
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