Ambassador: Marion Verhoeven, De Hoeve BV, Netherlands
Publication date: October 2018 | Theme: Precision production
Challenges: Reduce emissions
De Hoeve Innovatie, a rearing and finishing business, has improved pig health and growth rates using a daily manure removal system. There are lower feed and veterinarian costs, with the potential to remove antibiotic use. It can also deliver up to 40m3 of biogas per cubic metre by removing fresh manure every day, compared to 10 m3 of biogas from 1 m3 of old manure. Less ammonia is produced, resulting in a healthier climate within the shed which delivers these advantages for animals, humans and the environment.
Emission reduction, for which there are strict standards in the Netherlands, is tackled at the source by collecting the manure in pits or gutters and there is no need for air scrubbers with high energy costs. The system can be installed in both existing and new-build pig accommodation.
Further information will be available on this page in the near future. In the meantime, to access more details, contact RPIG (Netherlands): Jos Peerlings