Not long ago the domestic poultry farmers grew up a bird on a floor. The positive tendency of transition to cage farming of broilers was started by JSC Dniprovs'kyi Poultry Processing Plant. This leading enterprise of the large agrarian holding, which production it is widely known in the market of food under "Dniprovs'ki Kurchata" ™.
Today the poultry processing plant headed for fixing the leader positions in the market thanks to the installation of the hi-tech equipment. In 2011 Dniprovs'kyi Poultry Processing Plant together with the TEXHA Production Association carried out the reconstruction of the first poultry house. During the reconstruction floor broiler farming was replaced by more progressive cage farming.
Seven three-level cage batteries were installed in the poultry house for cultivation of broilers with automatic unloading of a bird manufactured by TEXHA. This equipment possesses the majority of advantages of the floor maintenance of chickens: the same feeding troughs and drinking bowls which lift in process of growth of chickens are used.
Thus the cage maintenance of broilers surpasses floor maintenance in many parameters. The equipment allows to place nearly two and a half times more bird and respectively – to receive more meat*. The polypropylene tape of a manure removal thanks to which the good microclimate in poultry house is reached is installed in it. During the cage maintenance of chickens the expenses significantly decrease: by poultry house heating, by compensation, thanks to lack of need for an expensive covering material, automation of processes of feeding, maintenance of a microclimate, unloading of a bird etc.
The installation of the cage equipment for cultivation of broilers at Dniprovs'kyi Poultry Processing Plant is a first sign in transition of the Ukrainian poultry farms from the floor maintenance of a bird to the cage one that in the future will give the chance to increase outputs without investment of capital by capital construction of buildings, to improve economic indicators on industry as a whole.
* The cage equipment of TEXHA can be place up to 60 225 daily broilers at the density of landing of 40.5 birds per 1 sq. m. of a poultry house. During the floor maintenance, such poultry house place 25 thousand birds with a density of landing of 17.5 birds per 1 sq.m. At a full load of a poultry house for one cycle of cultivation in the 3-level cage equipment 100 kg of fowl can be received in live weight with 1 sq.m., in the 4-level cage equipment this indicator will increase by 25%.