Welfare & Management

Farm report: Future oriented layer farm reveals new insights

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Turning a dream into reality. That’s the vision of Eric Thielen. On his “Lamberdina’s Hoeve” layer farm he built a very innovative new house. Eric is convinced that excellent living conditions for his birds go hand in hand with care for humans and for the environment. Through this, he is producing in a sustainable way. 

Eric Thielen: “If you take good care of the birds, they will thrive and the reward will be satisfying production figures”.

  • Eric Thielen is an avid and highly motivated layer farmer from The Netherlands. His farm is located nearby the village of Castenray in the south part of the country. 
  • On his farm, Eric is keeping 195.000 white layers. New part of the farm however, is “Lamberdina’s Hoeve” (farm), named after his grandmother. 
  • Both his grandparents founded the farm a century ago. Eric is the third generation nowadays, to run the layer farm. Both his grandparents and parents had an innovative vision and Eric is proud of that. 

 

This motivated him to move on and run the farm in an organic and sustainable way. 

Eric is emotionally connected to mother earth and the environment. Hence for him, being an entrepreneur and businessman, keeping layers is more than just making money. 

He is convinced that if you take good care of the birds, they will thrive and the reward will be satisfying production figures. 

On his existing farm, he had been using the Bolegg aviary system from Vencomatic already. As this had turned out to be a satisfying system, he decided to set up a comprehensive plan for the

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