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New German hatchery focuses
on complete transparency
A new broiler hatchery in Germany is working to bring the outside in
and reap the benefits of being transparent.
MARK CLEMENTS

The facility is the initiative of
Hans Groot Koerkamp and Klas
Knol, Dutch nationals with a history in chick and other agricultural production.
A year in construction,
Koerkamp and Knol worked with
design-and-build partner Bright
Buildings, specialists in architecThe new Optibrut hatchery in Germany
ture that make the maximum use
tries to maximize the use of transparency
of natural light. Building, maand natural light. Mark Clements
chines and installations are said
to be "optimally matched," yet
despite the future-looking design,
costs were kept low through use
A new hatchery with an emphasis on transof standard components.
parency in the outskirts of Nordhorn, northwest
Germany, came into operation late last year.
Harnessing light
The Optibrut facility, close the border with the
Maximizing use of natural light is thought to
Netherlands, is working with transparency literally
bring several benefits, with daylight said to make
and figuratively.
employees and chicks feel fitter, more energetic and
By making the maximum use of natural light, it
alert. Where staff are concerned, this is said to raise
is bringing the benefits associated with daylight inproductivity while lowering absenteeism and, where
side the building for workers and chicks, but the deenergy costs are concerned, bills are lower.
velopment has also been described as a "YouTube"
The transparent nature of the building is not
hatchery, opening up
the work that is
Early chick feeding adopted by Holland's largest
carried out there
hatchery
to all who want
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Poultry International - February 2018

Poultry International - February 2018
Contents
Editor’s Comment
News
China’ s poultry industry production, sales weak in 2018
VICTAM Asia to showcase latest in feed, food industries
New German hatchery focuses on complete transparency
Refrigerated eggs versus shelves: Is one method safer?
Top 10 broiler producers in Latin America
Improve poultry welfare with outcome-based standards
How to increase broiler feed intake
Costs, benefi ts of controlled atmosphere stunning
How broiler physiology impacts poultry yields
Products
Marketplace
Ad Index
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Poultry International - February 2018 - BB2
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Poultry International - February 2018 - Cover2
Poultry International - February 2018 - Contents
Poultry International - February 2018 - Editor’s Comment
Poultry International - February 2018 - 3
Poultry International - February 2018 - News
Poultry International - February 2018 - 5
Poultry International - February 2018 - China’ s poultry industry production, sales weak in 2018
Poultry International - February 2018 - 7
Poultry International - February 2018 - 8
Poultry International - February 2018 - 9
Poultry International - February 2018 - VICTAM Asia to showcase latest in feed, food industries
Poultry International - February 2018 - 11
Poultry International - February 2018 - New German hatchery focuses on complete transparency
Poultry International - February 2018 - 13
Poultry International - February 2018 - Refrigerated eggs versus shelves: Is one method safer?
Poultry International - February 2018 - 15
Poultry International - February 2018 - Top 10 broiler producers in Latin America
Poultry International - February 2018 - 17
Poultry International - February 2018 - Improve poultry welfare with outcome-based standards
Poultry International - February 2018 - 19
Poultry International - February 2018 - 20
Poultry International - February 2018 - 21
Poultry International - February 2018 - How to increase broiler feed intake
Poultry International - February 2018 - 23
Poultry International - February 2018 - Costs, benefi ts of controlled atmosphere stunning
Poultry International - February 2018 - 25
Poultry International - February 2018 - 26
Poultry International - February 2018 - 27
Poultry International - February 2018 - 28
Poultry International - February 2018 - 29
Poultry International - February 2018 - How broiler physiology impacts poultry yields
Poultry International - February 2018 - 31
Poultry International - February 2018 - 32
Poultry International - February 2018 - 33
Poultry International - February 2018 - Products
Poultry International - February 2018 - Marketplace
Poultry International - February 2018 - Ad Index
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