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center, and the indoor and outdoor areas can be fully
cleaned, reducing disease pressure.
According to Marijke de Jong, program manager
for the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals'
Beter Leven quality mark, among the welfare benefits offered by Kipster is that hens reared on the
farm will be less stressed than those reared using
more traditional methods, and so there will be less
cannibalism.
Poultry welfare considerations were taken into account from the very start of the farm's design phase
and the facility is expected to be awarded three stars
once officially reviewed for Beter Leven.

Environmental, sustainability considerations
While poultry welfare may be a core consideration,
the Kipster design does not focus exclusively on welfare, and was also developed with the environment and
sustainability in mind.
The roof is covered in solar panels and no fossil
fuels are used on the site.
The farm works to an extremely low ammonia standard of approximately 0.025 kg per chicken and fine
particle emissions are 90 percent lower than an average
farm.
The farm sources feed locally and does not use
ingredients that could be used for human consumption.
It works with surplus foodstuffs from the local food industry, with waste product sourced from a local baked
goods producer and transformed by a local feed mill.
The farm's eggs are packed on the farm and delivered directly, so reducing food miles, and appear on

The external ranges can be fully cleaned
out, and provide birds with stimulation
while protecting them from predators.
Mark Clements

the shelf three days after lay. Rather than slaughtering
male chicks, they are reared for meat on another farm

Unique or reproducible?
The Kipster concept may offer various welfare,
sustainability and environmental benefits, but will it
fire the imagination of other producers and spread, or
simply be a nice one-off?
Its developers believe they have hit upon a concept
that will prove to be popular with consumers and producers.

Future of poultry welfare:

What producers should expect
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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
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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
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Poultry International - December 2017 - 5 poultry programs you don’t want to miss at 2018 IPPE
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Poultry International - December 2017 - CO2-neutral egg farm opens in the Netherlands
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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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