Eight state-of-the-art layer houses for pullet rearing and egg production with latest technology
The egg producer General Poultry Company (GPC) from Hamala in the north-west of Bahrain has been devoted to supplying the Kingdom of Bahrain with healthy food for the past 40 years. To ensure that this remains true for the future, the company recently commissioned German poultry equipment supplier Big Dutchman with the erection and equipment of eight modern new barns for egg production at the beginning of the year. The new buildings will successively replace the older ones, whose equipment was also purchased from world market leader Big Dutchman 40 years ago. In the medium term, GPC plans a vertical integration with the potential of opening up new markets.
The turn-key project, for which Big Dutchman will supply not only all equipment for the barns but also the buildings themselves, consists of two houses for pullet rearing with 79,000 birds each, and six layer houses for 75,000 layers each. GPC has selected classic Big Dutchman products: both the pullets and the layers will be kept in robust, state-of-the-art cage systems of the Univent series. Big Dutchman has equipped 345 million bird places in 100 countries with this cage system to date.
The farm is located in Hamala, in the north-west of the country. GPC will put the pullet rearing houses into operation in November 2020, with the start of egg production planned for March 2021. The buildings have been designed in such a way that they can be retrofitted with solar panels and a fully automatic manure drying system.