The inauguration of Denmark’s biggest broiler house
Kjeld & Gerda Andersen’s newest broiler house is 6,278 m2 and is 146 meters long and 43 meters wide.
The house has a capacity of 130,000 broilers per rotation. Kjeld has used his extensive experience with both building construction and broiler production to build the perfect house where nothing has been left to chance. LANDMECO has supplied both feeding & drinking systems & augers to the house and it is quite a lot of equipment which is needed in such a big project. The 1.880 feeding pans, which have been delivered, amount to a total of 1,88 km of feeding space for the animals. This equals that the broilers from the house could eat on each of the 4 corners of the Empire State Building from pavement to top and then even a little more. Further 8.000 drinking nipples have been delivered. The house is made with a central passage across the house and all augers run from the center and out to each end of the house. In total, there has been installed 20 feeding lines and 22 drinking lines each of 71.5 meters with 2 rows per hoist. In total, 20 drive units and 9 auger drive units have been installed. It also takes a lot of feed to run a broiler house like this, more precisely approx. 520 ton per rotation and with an expected rotation of 7,6 per year it will amount to about 4,000 ton feed on a yearly basis or what equals to what 110 elephants eat in an entire year.