Highlights

  • Feed chain
  • EGGSAVER®
  • ZINAL5® floor grates
  • Manure belt rollers
  • System lighting*
  • Hot-dip galvanized components
  • Self-rotating dust auger in the manure belt
  • PA protective-coated floor grates*

Features

Supply Unit Feed – Water – Nests

  • Each tier is equipped with feed lines, water lines, and nests, which guarantees optimum care. The livestock can easily reach all supply units on each tier. In addition, this ensures short routes and good nest accessibility so as to reduce system and floorlaid eggs. This increases the number of marketable eggs.

Compact Design with the Same Equipment Level

  • The system’s compact design is characterized by its very low overall height. In combination with identically equipped tiers this ensures very good visibility, thus supporting fast and easy monitoring of the livestock and the system. This reduces time and staff overheads.

Low System Height

  • The low system height in aviary systems allows for easy and quick monitoring of all tiers in the system. It also enables the installation of a second floor level above the system, which means that you can double the livestock count while complying with national legal provisions. This helps reduce staff costs and capital outlay.

Feed Chain

  • The unique Farmer Automatic feed chain, made of low-wear, durable steel, is gentle on the feed trough and guarantees a fast and even feed mix and distribution. The livestock thus has uniform access to fresh feed at any time.

     

EGGSAVER®

  • The patented EGGSAVER® ensures gentle rolling of the eggs onto the egg belt. This helps to prevent breakage and hairline cracks, which heightens egg quality and system productivity.

Cover with Egg Protection Shield*

  • The shape and placement of the top cover withshield largely protects the egg belt from dust and dirt. This promotes good egg quality. The top coveris shaped so that the animals can fly onto it easily and also use it as a perch. The smooth surface prevents manure and dirt build-up. All of this promotes hygiene.

Pro Swing Elevator

  • Depending on the system, the Farmer Automatic Pro Swing Elevator is capable of collecting eggs from any number of tiers. The elevator operation can be timed perfectly to match egg packer capacity. High volumes and time savings are thus possible. The Finger Elevator is available as an alternative.

ZINAL5® Floor Grates

  • The premium quality ZINAL5® standard coating on the Farmer Automatic floor grates is comprised of 95 % zinc and 5 % aluminum. ZINAL5® offers triple corrosion protection for section floors, including welded joints. This improves the longevity of the grate and improves the livestock’s well-being by pro viding a more comfortable walking environment and reducing callus formation.

Manure Belt Rollers

  • Farmer Automatic’s unique roller-guided manure belt system also supports low-wear operation in longer systems. Low rolling resistance means that less drive power is needed, which increases the service life of the manure belt.

     

PA Protective Coating on Floor Grates*

  • PA/polyamide-coated floor grates improve the live stock’s well-being by creating a visually brighter environment, ensuring a pleasant walking experience on the grating and reducing callus formation. The virtually self-cleaning grates prevent manure from accumulating. Plastic-coated floor grates have a positive impact on livestock health.

     

Nests

  • The arrangement of the nests in the system is flexible. This reduces system and floor-laid eggs to a minimum. Narrow nest flaps on three to four sides of the nests ensure easy access to the nest. This results in a high level of nest acceptance, which can increase productivity. All nests are located immediately above the egg belt: this short distance means high quality eggs.

Foldable Doors*

  • When using this system as a colony housing system, extrawide foldable doors can be fitted optionally. In an aviary these doors help the pullets grow accustomed to the system after relocation from the rearing system to the laying system. If the flock falls sick, it can be quarantined within the system. Medication can then be administered with optimum dosage.

Hot-dip Galvanized Components

  • Functionally critical system components are hot-dip galvanized for excellent corrosion protection and a long service life, which reduces maintenance and operating costs.

Stainless Steel Feet

  • As an aviary, this system is equipped with high-quality stainless steel feet with a high level of corrosion resistance against litter and manure. This significantly extends the service life and durability of the system.

Floor Gratings Held by Flat Steel Sections

  • The floor grates are supported by flat sections from below. This creates a continuous floor surface without edges and corners. The livestock can move safely, thus reducing the risk of injury.

Sloping Floor Grates

  • The slight slope of the floor grating means that all system eggs roll directly onto the egg belt. This minimizes time and personnel overheads and increases the number of marketable eggs. The slope of the floor grating also has a positive effect on egg quality because no eggs are left lying around for the livestock to peck.

Self-rotating Dust Auger in Manure Belt

  • The self-rotating dust auger in the manure belt prevents dirt and dust build-up on the inside of the drive units. This improves belt tracking and reduces manure belt maintenance overhead.

     

System Lighting*

  • To improve laying performance and egg quality, the system can be equipped with lighting. The use of energy-efficient LED technology reduces energy costs. The illumination can be individually designed.

Manure Belt Aeration Tube*

  • A manure belt aeration tube* is available on customer request. It helps to dry the manure, which improves hygiene and ensures a pleasant environment.


* optional equipment