The five houses are located in a beautiful environment, just outside of Roosendaal. With a skybox overlooking the houses, a spacious room for sportive and informative egg activities and a farm store, the Siemons family offers visitors the chance to take a look behind the scenes.
The F41 feed computer with batch weigher accurately doses the feed. To be able to control the feed costs Siemons is considering to add wheat. With a simple adjustment of the software in his control computer, also the automatic mixing of the feed, using a feed curve can be controlled.
The company is fully automated. The Fancom climate control computers and feed weighers have been integrated in convenient switchboxes. The F38 climate control computer registers also the number of produced eggs. A next step is the application of automatic bird weighing to control the production process even better. Even if he is not at the farm, Siemons continuously monitors the situation in his houses, using his mobile phone.
For the daily operation of the processes in his houses Siemons more and more uses FarmManager on his PC. This saves times and helps him to keep overview. He shares important information with his advisers. Every day FarmManager automatically sends an e-mail with climate and feed data to the layer specialist of ForFarmers.
The automatic data collection is a big convenience to him. In a neatly arranged dashboard FarmManager for Layers™ shows the main performance indicators of his houses. At a glance he can check the daily feed and water consumption. In the future he will also use this analysis software to compare rounds and houses.
Layer farm Siemons consists of 5 houses with a total of approx. 100.000 laying hens. The farm was built in 1978 and all houses were renovated in 2004. In 2005 an additional house was built. The latest houses date from 2010, so that the hens have even more freedom and everything meets the latest requirements. His company is much more than just a farm. Siemons has a nice room for organising diverse activities, ranging from meetings to family events, a bachelor party and birthday parties. All, with a wink to the farmer’s life. Just have a look at the web site: www.pluimveebedrijfsiemons.nl