22 Sep 2021

Cleaning of feeders, essential to avoid the spread of diseases

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The cleaning of the feeders, during the down-time between flocks, is essential to avoid the spread of diseases.

comederosPoultry producers are constantly challenged to make their products disease-free. The correct cleaning during the down-time between flocks, supported by a detailed cleaning and disinfection plan is vital to ensure that diseases are not transmitted from one flock to another.

Cleaning and disinfection of the farm help eliminate the presence of potential pathogens in poultry, and minimizes the existence of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and insects between flocks, reducing any effect on the health, welfare, and performance of the next flock. Therefore, the cleaning of the feeders, during the sanitary vacuum between batches, is essential to avoid the spread of diseases.

BIOSECURITY, VITAL TOOL AGAINST SALMONELLA CONTROL

To minimize the presence of salmonella in the poultry industry, the need to work throughout the entire production chain from “farm to table” is emphasized, establishing control strategies at all stages, maximizing the conditions of biosafety in the primary sector.

Establish control and prevention strategies that, in the case of the poultry industry, must begin in the farms themselves, implementing biosecurity measures, which involve

  • sanitation procedures,
  • access control,
  • pest control,
  • control of feed and water,
  • feeders,
  • endless, etc.

If the bacterium reaches the poultry processing rooms, it will always be more difficult to eliminate it, and the greater the possibility that the product with Salmonella presence will reach the consumer.

What actions should we take to minimize risks?

  • Fix feed leaks from silos and feed ducts and clean up spills produced.
  • Remove all unused feed from feeders, hoppers, and conveyors.
  • Not providing more feed than necessary.
  • Cleaning bird feeders is essential to avoid the spread of diseases.

THE MULTIBECK FEEDER AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE CONTROL OF SALMONELLA

The unique Rotation System of the MultiBeck feeders is easy to adjust and allows easier, faster, and more efficient cleaning and disinfection.

  • This rotation system allows access to the inside of the feeder with high-pressure washingcomederos
  • Rotating feeders allow for faster drying
  • The downspouts are flexible to allow for more ease of cleaning and handling.
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  • The plate, being low and shallow, prevents the feed from oxidizing and condensation from occurring with the risk of mold due to the contact of a cold floor with the hot air.

comederosDesigned to facilitate the access of the birds to the feed, the Multibeck Feeder, at the same time, is closed enough to prevent them from resting on the feed or wasting it by taking it out. Otherwise, we compromise both access, palatability, and quality.

  • In addition, its design prevents the entry of animals into the plate, also reducing the incidence of bruising and associated losses (lameness in the farm and seizures in the slaughterhouse).
  • The heavy-duty Polypropylene Copolymer material allows great ductility.

In natural conditions, animals tend to avoid defecating where they feed. However, the current rearing conditions with high densities of housing, seriously compromise this behavior.

On a farm, the probability of fecal contamination of feed is much higher than in the wild, with all its associated negative health consequences and its rapid spread of the disease to the entire flock. The poor quality of the feed (due to the droppings on it), in addition to contributing to its waste, worsens the feed conversion rate.

MULTIBECK feeding equipment is designed to minimize risks.

Good feed management understood as a good selection of equipment and adequate feed distribution management has a high impact on the quality of our production results and economic benefits.

MULTIBECK MODELS

COPILOT MULTIBECK is the most versatile feeder. Its feeding system adapts to each age and to each type of bird: Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Quail, Pintada.

  • CS24: Specific for chickens, it is the version with the shortest downpipe
  • CS45: Standard version, adaptable to the needs of each type of bird.

 

  • CS120: Specific for turkeys, it is the version with the longest downpipe. It allows the farmer to pass from one side to the other under the tube; thus avoiding having to go to the end of the line to do so.

COPILOT MULTIBECK CHARACTERISTICS

  • Large diameter plate to facilitate bird access.
  • Round and lower plate, facilitating access to food from the first day.
  • Easy to adjust and clean: Exclusive rotation system.
  • Flexible downpipes, for cleaning and handling comfort.
  • It does not allow the entry of birds on the plate.
  • Heavy-duty material Polypropylene Copolymer.

BENEFITS:

  • Feed always clean.
  • Easily adapts to existing lines.
  • More hygiene, less work, and less waste.
  • Maximum versatility, a single platter from start to start.
  • Lower mortality and greater flock homogeneity.

 



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