VDL Agrotech has developed the Gallox, a new feed pan for feeding 8-10 males per pan in broiler breeder houses.
The Gallox is equipped with “cups” and extra ridge, so the dosed feed will not spread further into the bottom pan while dosing the feed.
Males have to peck the feed out of the small “cups” in a specific way, therefore it takes them longer to eat the feed.
- More quietness in the house during feeding.
- The grill-less design ensures that the cocks combs are not damaged and the males have optimal access to the feed.
There are 2 different dosing methods:
Method 1: Dosing of feed simultaneous with the feeding
The feed line remains suspended at feeding height and is fitted with extra triangular dosing plates which ensure that the feed is transported faster to the last feed pans. The reduction tube, a low dosage setting and a high auger speed ensures an optimal distribution of the feed over the feed pans, even when the males are already eating from them.
Method 2: Dosing of feed prior to feeding
The feed line has to be winched up manually or automatically after feeding.
The feed pans are set in a dosage position where the daily supply in the hopper can be equally divided over all the feed pans in one time. The Gallox feed pan has 6 dosing positions and 12 different dosing volumes by using or not using a reduction tube. During the feeding, the feed line is winched down to feeding height. For a single dosage, the amount of feed in the transport tube of 400 g/meter should be added to the contents of the Gallox feeding pan.
Gallox has been extensively tested in practice.