Highlights

  • Feed chain
  • 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*

Advantages and Benefits

Flexible System Use

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet system offers a high level of flexibility and thus the ability to respond to current market needs. For example, the system supports rearing of livestock in both conventional and alternative housing. The stocking density can be flexibly adjusted by installing an additional floor above the system. Various mesh sizes* are available for the floor grating on the lower tier. This makes it possible to easily adjust the system to match the farmer’s chosen housing approach.

     

Optimum Preparation for Subsequent Layer System

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet system prepares pullets optimally, right from the outset, for the subsequent layer system, thus achieving a short familiarization period. All perches and grating levels are usable from day one onward to help prepare the livestock for subsequent relocation to aviaries or layer housing systems.

     

    The system offers two perch diameters. They facilitate early use of the perches by the livestock and promote livestock mobility within the system. This actively contributes to strong bone structure and good muscle growth. And this is the basis for healthy livestock and high production output.

Support for Physical Development

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet rearing system effectively promotes optimum physical development of the pullets from day one. The drinking lines and feed troughs are height-adjustable and can thus flexibly adapt to pullet growth. 360° nipples ensure that the pullets have easy access to water from all sides.

     

    All perches and grating levels can be used from day one. This helps to build up muscle and a strong bone structure.

Low Maintenance

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet system’s components are characterized by their low maintenance requirements. For example, critical functional components of the system are hot-dip galvanized and therefore provide excellent protection against corrosion, which contributes to a long service life of the entire system. Farmer Automatic’s unique roller-guided manure belt system also supports low-wear operation in longer systems. The dust auger in the manure belt keeps the inside of the manure belt and the drive units free of dirt and dust, thus promoting the directional stability of the belt. Both of these features help to extend the service life of the manure belt.

     

     

    The high-quality ZINAL5® standard coating, which is comprised of 95% zinc and 5% aluminum, also makes the floor grates extremely durable. The floor grates, including the welded joints, are very durable thanks to the triple corrosion protection. The system is equipped with stainless steel feet that also offer a high level of corrosion resilience to litter and manure, which significantly extends the service life and durability of the system.

     

Low Operating Costs

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet is intelligently designed with advanced features to help keep operating costs low. Energy-saving LED light can help to reduce costs for system lighting*. Maintenance costs are kept low thanks to wear-resistant, durable components. Easy management of the entire system saves labor costs. And the system optimizes the utilization of available floor space, thus generating additional savings. Farmers can double the bird population and cut investment outlay by adding a second tier above the system, while complying with the applicable regulations.

Optimum Utilization of Floor Space

  • With an additional half level of grating and perches mounted at different heights, the available floor space is used efficiently and the population density is optimized. Due to the low system height, a second floor* can be installed on request. This doubles the livestock count, while ensuring compliance with the applicable legal provisions of the respective country.

Well-being and Hygiene

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet system promotes the well-being of the pullets and optimizes housing hygiene, contributing to a healthy growth of layers. For example, the unique Farmer Automatic feed chain ensures fast and even mixing and distribution of the feed to ensure uniform access to feed throughout the system at all times.

    An optional manure belt aeration tube* is available to help dry manure faster, which reduces ammonia and bacteria levels in the system. The premium quality ZINAL5® floor gratings ensure a pleasant walking experience, while at the same time helping to reduce the formation of calluses. Thanks to the triple corrosion protection, ZINAL5® floor gratings are particularly resilient to wear. ZINAL5® is comprised of 95% zinc and 5% aluminum. Grates are optionally also available with a PA/polyamide protective coating*. This coating ensures that virtually no manure adheres to the floor, which additionally minimizes the risk of disease.

     

    The coating furthermore creates a visually brighter and pleasant environment. Folding in the fly-in perches at night prevents the livestock from sitting on them and soiling the litter, which also helps to maintain an exceptional standard of hygiene. The system is designed with features that actively protect the well-being of the pullets by reducing the risk of potential injury and resulting mortality. A pullet lift is fitted at the end of the feed trough to prevent pullets from being drawn into the feed chain or feed corner.

     

    Floor end pieces additionally prevent livestock from entering the underlying system. Floor grates are supported by flat cross members from below so that pullets can move safely on the resulting continuous floor, which is free of edges and corners.

     

    In addition, the system is designed to optimally prepare the livestock for subsequent relocation to a layer system from day one. This results in both a short transition period and in stable livestock health after migration.

Fast, Convenient Operation

  • The Farmer Automatic Combi Pullet rearing system for layers is extremely easy to manage, which significantly reduces the labor workload. The low profile ensures good visibility and easy monitoring of the entire system. Each tier has a high ceiling height, which facilitates system operation. Effective monitoring is additionally supported by functional sliding doors with one or two integrated swing doors* that let the operator close the system completely.

    Cleaning can also be performed quickly and easily. Floor end pieces prevent litter from dropping onto the underlying system. The flaps can easily be raised to clean the house floor. In addition, the fly-on perch swivels and can be folded in towards the system and locked in place, making it even easier to work in the system and with the livestock.


* optional equipment

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