22 Jul

Bart Janssen: experience with on-farm hatching system

aviNews International had the opportunity to interview different poultry experts with experience in diverse fields in the industry. Bart..

Bart Janssen: experience with on-farm hatching system

During the three-day congress at the VIV-Europe 2022, aviNews International had the great opportunity to interview different poultry experts with experience in diverse fields or areas in the industry. This note introduces you to the interview with Bart Janssen, a Netherlands broiler grower. 

The interviews were developed by Ad Bal, the editor of aviNews International, who has more than 20 years of experience as an editor in de poultry sector.

Bart is growing his broilers with the on-farm hatching system. Bart explained that they have a broiler farm of 500,000 broilers. They manage two ages and two locations, making it work very efficiently.

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He indicated that farms are close to each other and have a heating system on wood chips that he considers very efficient since they only need one system for all farms.

Bart said that they found that birds raised under the on-farm hatching system “were always ahead of the others” in terms of:

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  • Health
  • Drier houses
  • Less use of antibiotics
  • A better feed conversion ratio

After these impressive results, they decided to implement the on-farm hatching system on




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