Rural Development Progamme investment support enabled a conventional broiler farmer to construct a new energy efficient broiler house.
The beneficiary is a conventional farmer managing 96 ha of land and breeding broilers for slaughtering. Before this investment he bred the animals in three broiler houses of 3 500 m2 that could accommodate 369 Livestock Units (LU). The expansion of the boiler production capacity was necessary to reduce the production costs per unit.
The farmer received Rural Development Programme (RDP) investment to build a new broiler house covering 2 500 m2, installing a new heat exchanger and a ventilation system, LED lights and a gender separated feeding system.
Thanks to the investment, production can now take place in four broiler chambers totalling an area of 6 000 m2, which shelters 519 LU.
With the new heat exchanger, the new broiler house is 80% more energy efficient compared with the original facilities.
The 33 LED light units installed improved the energy efficiency by 33% compared with conventional solutions.
The low energy consumption ventilation system is very efficient, reducing energy consumption by 75% compared with conventional solutions.